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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1552
People
Issued by Anonymous Coin
Title
Anonymous Follis
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
1070-1075 CE
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75063
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
6.17 g
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: No inscr. In field, IC XC (both overlined).
  • Reverse Inscription: No inscr.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, H.11 (p. 695)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1552
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 cross nimbus having X in arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand blessing inwards in sling of cloak, l. holds book, with 5-pellet design on cover from beneath.

Rev.: Patriarchal cross with one large pellet and two small pellets at each extremity and floral ornament to l. and r. at base.

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