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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5980
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Latin Empire; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  3.61
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5837. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, standing on dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IW / …CC.. …P… (John, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.15.7

3 Related People

Latin Empire
Western European


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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