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ID number:  BIRBI-B5502
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Cantacouzene, Mikhail
Maker:  Nikephoros III Botaneiates; Constantinople
Denomination:  Tetarteron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1078-1081
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.27
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1633, ex. James R. Stewart collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. W. L. Gantz collection, 30th May 1941, previously ex. Prince Mikhail Cantacuzene, 1922.
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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; single border of dots. Reverse: Emperor standing on dais, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia; in r. hand labarum, in l. hand globus cruciger; single border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +NIKHΦΔЄC TWROTANIAT (Nikephoros Botaneiates, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.5c.3

5 Related People

Nikephoros III Botaneiates
Byzantine

1081
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Cantacouzene, Mikhail
Russian
29 Apr 1875
25 Mar 1955
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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