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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5646
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Nicosia 1964 Hoard
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  2.89
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5977, 'from vast hoard near Nicosia', 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None Visible. Reverse: ...ΠΦVOPΓN (purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.10a.9

4 Related People

John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Nicosia 1964 Hoard



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