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ID number: BIRBI-B5428
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; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1068-1071
Diameter (cm): 1.8
Weight (g): 4.05
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G618, ex. James R. Stewart collection, 30th January 1968, previously Rashleigh collection, 15th January 1953.
Description: Obverse: Bust of the Virgin facing, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding medallion of the Infant Christ with cross behind head. Reverse: Half-figures of Romanos on l. and Eudokia on r. facing, holding between them globe which supports a long cross, Romanos wearing modified loros and crown with cross and Pendilia, Eudokia wearing modified loros and crown with pinnacles and pendilia; single border of dots.
Inscriptions: Obverse: +ΘKЄ ROHΘ (Mother of God, aid) MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: +IWMANSCVΔKRIM (Romanos [and] Eudokia Makrembolitissa)
Bibliography: DOC III.2.3.3