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ID number:  BIRBI-B5403
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine X; Eudokia Makrembolitissa; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1059-1067
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  5.54
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3787.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ standing on square souppedion (Type IVb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book. Reverse: To l. Eudokia standing, facing, wearing modified loros with kite-shaped lower panel and crown with cross and pendilia. To r. Constantine standing, facing, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia. They hold between them labarum, with cross-piece on shaft, standing on base and three steps, each one places one hand on heart.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ...NOVHΛ (Emmanuel) IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +KWNTΔK (Constantine Doukas)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.8.32

Notes:  Overstruck on anonymous follis, class D, obverse on reverse.

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Eudokia Makrembolitissa
Byzantine


Constantine X
Byzantine
c.1006
1067
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