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ID number:  BIRBI-B5382
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Constantine X; Constantinople
Denomination:  Tetarteron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1059-1067
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  4.07
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0026, 30th January 1968, ex. James R. Stewart collection, previously Spink, 1947.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of the Virgin facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; single border of dots. Reverse: Bust of emperor facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia, in r. hand globus cruciger, in l. hand akakia; single border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: KWN RACIΛOΔUK (Constantine Doukas, emperor)

Bibliography:  DOC.III.2.3a.2

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine X
Byzantine
c.1006
1067
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