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ID number:  BIRBI-B5422
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Romanos IV Diogenes; Eudokia Makrembolitissa; Michael VII; Konstantios Doukas; Andronikos Doukas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1068-1071
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1397, ex. James R Stewart collection, 30th January 1968, previously A. H. Baldwin, 1945.
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Description:  Obverse: Three figures standing facing on separate cushions; in centre, Michael VII, large, wearing modified loros with loros-waist and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in r. hand a labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand akakia; To l. similar figure of Constantius, holding globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l. hand; to r. Andronikos, similar, but akakia in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand; double border of dots. Reverse: Three figures standing on square footstool, nimbate, wearing tunic and himation, crowning Romanos on l. and Eudokia on r.; Romanos wears modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia, holds l. hand on breast, holds globus cruciger in l. hand; Eudokia wears modified loros with kite-shaped panel and crown with pinnacles and pendilia, holds globus cruciger in r. and l. hand on breast; double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: KWN MX ANΔ (Constantius, Michael, Andronikos) Reverse: +PWMANS ЄVΔKЧIIΛ (Romanos [and] Eudokia, empress) IC XC (Jesus Christ)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.1.1

8 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Konstantios Doukas
Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Michael VII Doukas
Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Romanos IV Diogenes
Byzantine

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Andronikos Doukas
Byzantine


Eudokia Makrembolitissa
Byzantine


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