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ID number:  BIRBI-B5365
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Isaac I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1057-1059
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G885, Dumbarton Oaks Duplicates, April 1960.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ seated on backless throne (Type III) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book; double border of dots. Reverse: Emperor standing facing, bearded, wearing scale armour, cloak, and crown with cross and pendilia; in r. hand labarum, l. hand on hilt of sheathed sword resting with point on the ground; double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhSXIShCX RCNANTIhm (Jesus Christ, King of Kings) Reverse: +ICAAKIOC RACIΛЄVCPWM (Isaac, emperor of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.1.1

Notes:  Evidence of folding on obverse; double struck on obverse.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Isaac I Komnenos
Byzantine

1060
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