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ID number:  BIRBI-B5437
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Romanos IV Diogenes; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1068-1071
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.1
Weight (g):  12.09
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 902, ex. J. Florance et Cie, Paris, 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VII b var.) facing, bearded, with dotted cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book with ornamentation (⋮⋮⋮). Reverse: Latin cross with X at intersection with one large and two small pellets at end of each arm; to l. and r. of pellets at base -

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC NI KA (Jesus Christ Conquers!) Reverse: C R P Δ (Cross, aid Romanos Diogenes)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.8.4

Notes:  Double struck.

3 Related People

Romanos IV Diogenes
Byzantine

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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1899
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Constantinople
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