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ID number:  BIRBI-B5381
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):  2.7
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1349, Glendining, 12th February 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ seated on lyre-backed throne (Type Id) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book; double border of dots. Reverse: To l. emperor standing, facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia, holding r. hand to breast and globus cruciger in l. hand; To r. Virgin standing, facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding l. hand before her and crowning emperor with r. hand; between heads M, to r. of her head, Θ; double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhISXIRCX RCSNANTIhm (Jesus Christ, King of Kings) Reverse: +KWNRACΛ … (Constantine, emperor)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.2.1

Notes:  Die drag on reverse.

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