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ID number:  BIRBI-B5432
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Romanos IV Diogenes; Constantinople
Denomination:  One-third miliaresion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1068-1071
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.5
Weight (g):  0.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3064, Bank Leu, 1964.
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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.2.7.3

Notes:  At time of cataloging, coin encased in plastic; weights and measurments for this piece are taken directly from Whitting's notes.

3 Related People

Romanos IV Diogenes
Byzantine

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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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Constantinople
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