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ID number:  BIRBI-B5454
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection (?)
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael VII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1071-1078
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  6.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting (?), Spink, 14th January 1969.
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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 :∙: and single pellet on shaft, in l. hand globus cruciger with solid cross; double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +MIX AHΛ II (Michael)

Notes:  Counterfeit (?) appears to be billon; Corroded at edges.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Michael VII Doukas
Byzantine


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