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ID number:  BIRBI-B5471
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:  Two-Thirds Miliaresion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1071-1078
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  1.05
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4715, A. J. Schulman, 7th June 1964, exchanged.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding medallion of Christ, nimbate, with one pellet in each arm of nimbus cross; single solid border. Reverse: Single solid border with pellet at 0 and 90 degrees.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: +ΘKЄR,Θ, / MIXAHΛ / ΔЄCΠOTH / TWΔOV / - KA - (Mother of God, aid Michael, Despot, of the Doukai)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.9.3

3 Related People

Michael VII Doukas
Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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