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ID number:  BIRBI-B5477
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker:  Michael VII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1071-1078
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  9.30
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0159, ex. James R. Stewart, January 1968, previously ex. Grantley collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type V e) facing, bearded, with cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book with ornamental cover (·>:<·); six-pointed star to l. and r. of bust. Reverse: bust facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding labarum in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: …RACIΛ… (emperor)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.14a.2

Notes:  Double struck on reverse.

5 Related People

Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Michael VII Doukas
Byzantine


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