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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6290
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Andronikos II Palaiologos; Michael IX Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Basilikon
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1294-1320
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.00
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2615. ex. Oman Collection, 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon backless throne, r. hand raised in benediction, l. hand resting on Gospels. Reverse: Full-length figures of emperors on l. and r., both wearing stemma, collar-piece, simplified loros and sagion; both hold between them labarum on long shaft with circular ornamentation.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) KVPIЄ BOHΘЄ (Lord assist) Reverse: MIXAHΛIAI (Michael, despot) ANΔNONHIΛOC ([retrograde] Andronikos)

Bibliography:  DOC V.509-512

4 Related People

Michael IX Palaiologos
Byzantine
1277
1320
Andronikos II Palaiologos
Byzantine
1259
1332
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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