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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1564
People
Issued by Anonymous Coin
Title
Anonymous Follis
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
1080-1085 CE
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75081
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.25 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, J.2 (p. 701)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1564
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Christ Pantocrator (Type VIIIe) facing, bearded, with cross behind head having 5-pellet design on each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, l. clasps book with visible pellets to breast. In upper angles of cross, two crescents.

Rev.: Latin cross with large pellet and two small pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescent. To l. and r., above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets.

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