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ID number:  BIRBI-B5528ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Michael VII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1071-1078
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  6.86
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type Ve) facing, bearded, with cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation, r. hand raised in blessing, holding book with ornamentation (·⋮·). Reverse: Bust facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in r. hand labarum, in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: …IXAHΛ RACIΛ (Michael, emperor)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.14a.4

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Romanos IV Diogenes, obverse on reverse.

2 Related People


Michael VII Doukas

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