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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1490
People
Issued by Anonymous Coin
Title
Anonymous Follis
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
1030/35-1042(?) CE
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75146
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.49 g
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: +EMMA NOVHLambda. In field, IC XC (overlined).
  • Reverse Inscription: IS XS (both overlined) | bAS ILE | bAS ILE
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, B.59 (p. 679)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1490
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 square in each arm and pellet in each upper quarter, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, l. holds book, with five pellet design on cover, from beneath.

Rev.: Cross on base and two steps, pellet at each end of upper arms.

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