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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5978
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):  2.9
Weight (g):  2.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1456. from Arta, 1938.
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Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. George, beardless and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds sword in l. hand, point resting on ground.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP (Mother) Reverse: IW / Δ / II / Π / T (John, despot) O Γ (Saint George)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.14.3

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Latin Empire
Western European


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