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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
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
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.
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.