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ID number:  BIRBI-B5440
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:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1068-1071
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  6.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3772.
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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.2.8.18

Notes:  Triple struck.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Romanos IV Diogenes
Byzantine

1072
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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