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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-YH0014
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
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  2.56
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting unnumbered. From Michael O'Hara, ex. Yenimahalle Hoard. See Hendy 1969 'Coinage and Money' p.400
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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: IC (Jesus) Reverse: None visible.

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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Thessalonica



Latin Empire
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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