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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
Denomination:  Tetarteron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1068-1071
Metal:  Gold
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.
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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

5 Related People

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

1072
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Eudokia Makrembolitissa
Byzantine


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