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ID number:  BIRBI-B5344
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine IX; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1042-1055
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  4.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0018.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ seated on wide lyre-backed throne (Type 1d) facing, bearded, wearing tunic and himation, holding book with ornamental cover (:·:); triple pellet border. Reverse: Bust of emperor facing, wearing loros of traditional pattern and crown with cross and pendilia, in r. hand beaded sceptre surmounted by leaved cross, in l. hand globus cruciger with patriarchal cross; triple pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhSXISREX REGNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, king of kings) Reverse: +CωhST AhTh bASILЄЧSRM (Constantine, emperor of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.1a.5

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Constantine IX
Byzantine

1055
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