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ID number: BIRBI-B5364
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; Cantacouzene, Mikhail
Maker: Michael VI; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1056-1057
Diameter (cm): 1.95
Weight (g): 4.03
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G551, 30th January 1968, ex. James R. Stewart collection, previously Lord Grantley, 26th July 1944, previously from the collection of Prince Mikhail Cantacuzene, 8th December 1922.
Description: Obverse: Bust of the Virgin, orans, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion; single border of dots. Reverse: Emperor standing facing on cushion, wearing loros of modified type and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in r. hand long cross, in l. hand akakia; single border of dots.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: +mIXAHL AЧTOCRAT (Michael, autocrat)