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ID number:  BIRBI-B5531ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1042(?)-c.1050
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  2.24
Axis (degrees):  90.00
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with nimbus cross having single pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation, holding book. Reverse: Equal-armed jeweled cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …XC (Christ) Reverse: C XC / …I KA (Jesus Christ conquers)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.C.41

Notes:  Mule, obverse of Class A2, reverse of Class C.

1 Related People

Constantinople
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