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Follis: CM.6701-2007

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Current Location: In storage


State: Roman Empire
Origin: Byzantine Empire




History note: Ex Ritchie W. Post

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 30.13 mm
Image(width): 29.96 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by The Post Family Trust


Circa 1030 CE - Circa 1042 CE



Components of the work

Object composed of copper Die Axis 180 degrees Weight 11.59 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bearded bust of Christ facing, in tunic and himation, cross nimbus with square in each arm and pellet in each upper quarter around head, with book whose cover bears saltire of pellets and cross, raising right hand in blessing, IC and XC left and right in field under lines

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Cross on base and two steps, pellet at end of each upper arm, legend distributed in quarters

  • Text: IS XS / bAS ILE / bAS ILE
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.6701-2007
Primary reference Number: 166264
DOC: 3-2.676.B
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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