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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1437
People
Issued by Anonymous Coin
Title
Anonymous Follis
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
976(?)-c. 1030/1035 CE
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/74913
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
10.57 g
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: +EMMA NOVHLambda
  • Reverse Inscription: +IhSYS | XRISTYS | bASILEY' | bASILE' (A's with vertical middle bar instead of horizontal)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, A2.1.4 (p. 650)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1437
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with nimbus cross having one pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, l. holds book with ornate cover (special design) from beneath.

Rev.: Inscr. Maeander Pattern above and beneath.

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