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ID number:  BIRBI-B5375
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine X; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1059-1067
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  4.39
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0023.
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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: +IhSXIΓRCX RCGNANTIhm (Jesus Christ, King of Kings) Reverse: +KWNRACΛ OΔOUKAC (Constantine Doukas, emperor)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.1b.3

Notes:  Die drag on obverse.

3 Related People

Constantine X
Byzantine
c.1006
1067
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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