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ID number:  BIRBI-B5426
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
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):  2.7
Weight (g):  4.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1606, British Museum, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Three figures standing facing on single dais; 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: +PWMAN … (Romanos…)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.2.7

Notes:  Double struck on obverse; die drag on reverse.

7 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Konstantios Doukas
Byzantine


Eudokia Makrembolitissa
Byzantine


Michael VII Doukas
Byzantine


Andronikos Doukas
Byzantine


Romanos IV Diogenes
Byzantine

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