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ID number:  BIRBI-B5429
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; Constantinople
Denomination:  Two-thirds miliaresion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1068-1071
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  1.18
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5672, ex. James R. Stewart collection, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding medallion of Infant Christ with cross behind head; single border of dots. Reverse: Solid bar above legend, ··· beneath legend.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: +ΘKЄ / R,Θ,PWMA / NWΔЄCΠO / …TWΔIO / ΓЄNЄI (Mother of God, aid Romanos Diogenes, Despot)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.5b.3

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Romanos IV Diogenes
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