Follis (40 Nummi) of Unknown from Constantinople Artist: Unknown
Mint: Constantinople (Thrace)

976–1030/35

Numismatics

On view, 1st floor, Numismatics
Medium

Copper

Dimensions

15.83 g, 6:00, 35.5 mm

Credit Line

Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001

Accession Number

2001.87.20352

Culture
Period

10th–11th century

Classification
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Numismatics

Obverse Description

Obverse Description: Bust of Christ facing, bearded, with nimbus cross havig two pellets in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, l. holds book with ornate cover (central pellet in border of dots) from beneath. In field, IC XC Same inscr. and type, but with varitations in nimbus cross and gospel book

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: legend
Provenance

Provenance

Yale University Library, New Haven Conn., 1926–2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Additional information

Object/Work type

coins, money, nummi

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