Online Collections at UoB - Objects
Go to the Advanced Search
Viewing Record 1 of 1 


Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5453
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Michael VII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1071-1078
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  4.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3038, Spink, 1955.
BIRBI-B5453.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type V f) facing, with long pointed beard and cross nimbus with :∙: in arms, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book with ornamentation (⋮⋮⋮); double border of dots. Reverse: Bust facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia; in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre decorated with :∙: , in l. hand globus cruciger with solid cross; double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +MIX AHΛ RACI/I (Michael, emperor)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.2c.1

Notes:  Double struck on obverse; die drag on reverse.

3 Related People

Michael VII Doukas
Byzantine


Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Viewing Record 1 of 1