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ID number:  BIRBI-B5417
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:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1059-1067
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  4.86
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3778.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type Vf) facing, with long beard and cross nimbus having pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book. Reverse: Bust of emperor facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia; in r. hand cross, held vertically, in l. hand akakia.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: None visible.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.9.15

Notes:  Overstruck on Anonymous Follis, Class D, obverse on obverse.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Constantine X
Byzantine
c.1006
1067
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