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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5419
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Eudokia Makrembolitissa; Michael VII; Konstantios Doukas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1067
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G753, Dumbarton Oaks Duplicates, 27th November 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ seated on square-backed throne (Type II c) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book; double border of dots. Reverse: Three figures standing facing. In center Eudokia, on dais, wearing modified loros with kite-shaped panel and crown with pinnacles and pendilia, holding in r. hand knobbed sceptre, l. hand on breast; To l. Michael wearing modified loros with loros-waist and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in r. hand globus cruciger, in l. hand akakia; To r. similar figure of Constantius, but globus cruciger in l. hand and akakia in r. hand; double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhIXISRCX RCINANTIΛIm (Jesus Christ, King of Kings) Reverse: +MIX ЄV ΔK KWNS (Michael, Eudokia, Constantius)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.1.2

5 Related People

Michael VII Doukas
Byzantine


Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Eudokia Makrembolitissa
Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Konstantios Doukas
Byzantine


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