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ID number:  BIRBI-B5349
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:  1054(?)-1055
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  4.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G747, Dumbarton Oaks Duplicates, 27th November 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantocrator (Type VIIIc) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand blessing, l. hand clasps book; triple pellet border. Reverse: Bust of emperor facing, bearded, wearing jeweled chlamys with collar-piece, and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in r. hand globus cruciger, in l. hand sword; star to l. and r. of bust; triple pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhSXISREXREGNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, king of kings) Reverse: +CωhSTAHT nOSbASILЄЧRM (Constantine, emperor of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.4a.3

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Constantine IX
Byzantine

1055
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Roman;Byzantine


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