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ID number:  BIRBI-B5518
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:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1078-1081
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  5.79
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0003, gift of G. C. Haines, November 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Christ Antiphonetes (Type IV c) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book with :·: on cover; star to l. and r. of Christ; single border of dots. Reverse: Cross of equal arms ending in globules; in centre, circle within which star of eight rays; single border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: C Φ N Δ (Cross, protect Nikephoros the despot)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.9.9

Notes:  Overstruck on anonymous follis, Class H.

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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Nikephoros III Botaneiates
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