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ID number:  BIRBI-B5458
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):  2.7
Weight (g):  4.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2609, ex.Professor Sir Charles Oman, 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ seated on square-backed throne (Type II b) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holding 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 cross of four pellet ·:·; double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC (Jesus) Reverse: +MIX AHΛ RACIΛOΔ (Michael Doukas, emperor)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.1.3

Notes:  Die drag on obverse.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Michael VII Doukas
Byzantine


Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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