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ID number: BIRBI-B5627
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Nicosia 1920 Hoard
Maker: John II; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1118-1143
Diameter (cm): 3.25
Weight (g): 4.23
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G1487, Spink, June 1963, from Nicosia Hoard, c.1920.
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand. Single pellet at each end of cushion on throne. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. George, nimbate and beardless, 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.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IW / ΔCC / ΠΟ / TH (John, despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.8a.Var.
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