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ID number:  BIRBI-B5361
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker:  Theodora; Constantinople
Denomination:  Tetarteron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1055-1056
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  4.07
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0020, 30th January 1968, ex. James R. Stewart collection, previously Lord Grantley collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type Vf) facing, with long pointed beard and cross nimbus having •• in arms, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised before breast in blessing, l. hand holds book with ornamental cover (:·:); single border of dots. Reverse: Bust of Theodora facing, wearing crown with cross and pendilia, loros of modified type, with central ornamental strip, and high pearl collar; in r. hand sceptre with pellets, in l. hand globus cruciger; single border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +ΘЄOΔW AVCO (Theodora, augusta)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.2.1

5 Related People

Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Theodora
Byzantine

1056
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
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