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ID number:  BIRBI-B5500
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Nikephoros III Botaneiates; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1078-1081
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G452, Christie, 12th November 1968, ex. Oman collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VII b) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having ·· in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book, with ⋮⋮⋮ on cover; double border of dots. Reverse: Bust of emperor facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia; in r. hand cross sceptre, in l. hand globus cruciger; double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: WNIK H ΦΡΙ ΔЄCΠT (Nikephoros, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.1.3

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Nikephoros III Botaneiates
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