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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6034
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Latin Empire; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma (Small Module)
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.2
Weight (g):  1.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5630. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, l. hand holds Gospels; cross above cushions of throne. Reverse: Full-length figures of Saint Helena (l.) and Saint Constantine (r.), holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step; Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; Saint Helena holds jeweled sceptre, Saint Constantine holds cross-topped sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None Visible. Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.35.1

Notes:  Flattened.

3 Related People

Uncertain mint



Latin Empire
Western European


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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