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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5521
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Nikephoros Bryennios; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Follis
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1077/8
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.3
Weight (g):  3.99
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0098.
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Description:  Bust of Christ (Type IX a) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds scroll. Reverse: Patriarchal cross on base and step, each arm of cross ends in three pellets; X at lower intersection; single border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: C R N R (Cross, aid Nikephoros Bryennios [or] emperor)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.2b

3 Related People

Nikephoros Bryennios
Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Uncertain mint



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