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ID number:  BIRBI-B5353
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Constantine IX; Constantinople
Denomination:  Tetarteron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1042-1055
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  4.03
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0017, A. H. Baldwin, 30th January 1968, from James R. Stewart collection.
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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; single pellet border. Reverse: Bust of emperor facing, bearded, wearing jeweled chlamys and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in r. hand labarum, in l. hand globus cruciger; single pellet border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhSXISREXREGNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, king of kings) Reverse: +CωHST AHTh bASILЄЧSRM (Constantine, emperor of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.6.5

4 Related People

Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine IX
Byzantine

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