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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6311
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Andronikos II Palaiologos; Michael IX Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Assarion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1294-1320
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.8
Weight (g):  2.14
Provenance:  Whitting 5989. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Equal-armed cross with pellet in each quarter, surrounded by legend border. Reverse: Full-length figures of two emperors, holding between them labarum on long shaft; both wear stemma, collar-piece and divitision.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +A…OCΛCCNOTIC (Andronikos, despot) Reverse: II (legend illegible)

Bibliography:  DOC V.647-654

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Andronikos II Palaiologos
Byzantine
1259
1332
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Michael IX Palaiologos
Byzantine
1277
1320
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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