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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1523
People
Issued by Anonymous Coin
Title
Anonymous Follis
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
1050-1060 CE
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/74645
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
9.69 g
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: No inscr. In field, IC XC (both overlined).
  • Reverse Inscription: ISXS | bASILE | bASIL
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, D.9 (p. 686)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1523
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Christ seated on square-backed throne (Type IIb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus hacing pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak; l. holds book with 5-pellet design on cover, by spine on knee.

Rev.: Inscription, bounded by -- + -- on top and -- wide u -- on bottom.

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