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ID number: BIRBI-B5641
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: John II; Thessalonica
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1118-1143
Diameter (cm): 2.85
Weight (g): 4.73
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5976, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Virgin, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand labarum-topped sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: …W / ...C / ...Τ / …W / …P ΦV / PO / ΓC / NH / T (John, despot, purple-born)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.11.1
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