Co 828 (Middle Byzantine follis, Anonymous Class B) [permalink] [show fewer links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
Reverse undertype: DOIII Anonymous Class A1/2, pp. 648-675, pls. XLVIII-LV
Comparanda
DOCIII Anonymous Class B, pp. 676-679, pl. LV
Preservation comment
Wear: F/VF. Slightly nicked edge; slight, sparse pitting and fissuring. Incipient green bronze disease and rough white film (encrustation?) on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 77, no. 1208 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
Follis
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
27.0
Numismatic Mint
Constantinople
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
9.57
Obverse Description
Facing bust of bearded Christ, surrounded by nimbus with dotted rays and one globule each in upper angles, wearing tunic and kolobion and holding Gospels with five-jeweled cover
Obverse Inscription
[☩ⲈΜΜΑ]-ΝΟVΗΛ; to left and right of figure, IⲤ – X[Ⲥ]
Reverse Description
Cross on three-stepped platform; all within narrow dotted border
Reverse Inscription
In angles of cross, [IS – XS | 𝖻]AS–ILE | 𝖻AS–ILE
Reverse Inscription
Undertype (axis 12): 𝖻ASILEϥ (line 3 of 4 lines)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Jesus Christ (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph