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ID number:  BIRBI-B5466
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael VII; Maria of Alania; Constantinople
Denomination:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1071-1078
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  1.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6183, A. H. Baldwin, 30th January 1968, ex. Dr. Protonotarios collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Cross crosslet above three steps, each arm ending in a pellet and a pellet at either side below, with X at the central crossing, and crescent on the shaft; to l. bust of Michael facing, wearing chlamys with tablion and crown with cross and pendilia; to r. bust of Maria, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with pinnacles and pendilia; triple linear crown. Reverse: - + - above legend, - · - below legend.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ЄNTᵾTWNIKATЄ MIXAHΛSMA PIA (In this conquer, Michael and Maria) Reverse: MIXAHΛ / KAIMAPIA / ΠICTOIPA / CIΛЄICPW / MAIWN (Michael and Maria, faithful emperors of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.6a.1

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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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Michael VII Doukas
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