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ID number: BIRBI-YH0012
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Yenimahalle Hoard
Maker: Latin Empire; Thessalonica
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1204-1261
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 3.05
Weight (g): 2.58
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting unnumbered. From Michael O'Hara, ex. Yenimahalle Hoard. See Hendy 1969 'Coinage and Money' p.398
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand; star above cushion on throne. Reverse: Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in r. hand globus cruciger.
Inscriptions: Obverse: None visible. Reverse: Δ (despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.24.2
Notes: Part of coin removed and sent for unspecified metallurgic testing at 'Goldsmith's coin assay' in July 1966.
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