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ID number:  BIRBI-B5431
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Romanos IV Diogenes; Constantinople
Denomination:  One-third miliaresion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1068-1071
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.6
Weight (g):  1.18
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Bust of the Virgin facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; triple linear border. Reverse: Bust of Romanos facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia; in r. hand patriarchal cross, in l. hand globus cruciger; triple linear border with Δ at 0, 90 and 180 degrees on border.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M Θ (Mother of God) ΘK RΘ (Mother of God, aid) Reverse: RWM (Romanos)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.7.1

Notes:  Chipped at 45 degrees on obverse.

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