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ID number:  BIRBI-B5632
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
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.35
Weight (g):  3.07
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1468, 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 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: …W / …CC / ΠO / TH (John, despot) ʘ / ΓC / WP / Γ (Saint George)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.8a.Var.

Notes:  Double struck on obverse.

4 Related People

Nicosia 1920 Hoard


Whitting, Philip David
John II Komnenos
c. 1262
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