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ID number:  BIRBI-B5336
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael IV; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1034-1041
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G472, Spink, 12th July 1954.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type V/VIII) facing, with long beard and nimbus cross having :·: in each arm, wearing tunic and himation, right hand raised in blessing, l. hand clasps book with ornate cover (·), triple pellet border. Reverse: Bust of the emperor, facing, bearded, wearing collar piece modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia. In r. hand labarum, in l. hand globus cruciger; manus dei above crown; triple pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhSXISREXRESNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, king of kings) Reverse: MIX Ah LbASILЄЧSRM (Michael, emperor of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.1a.2

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Michael IV
Byzantine

1041
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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