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ID number:  BIRBI-B5374
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine X; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1059-1067
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  4.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3360, A. H. Baldwin, 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ seated on square-backed throne (Type IIa) 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 on cushion, facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia; in r. hand labarum, in l. hand globus cruciger; double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhISXSRCX RECNANTIhm (Jesus Christ, King of Kings) Reverse: +KWNRACΛ OΔOUKAC (Constantine Doukas, emperor)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.1b.4

Notes:  Die drag on reverse; crack at 45 degrees on obverse.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantine X
Byzantine
c.1006
1067
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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