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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5651
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.1
Weight (g):  4.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 791, ex. Rev. E. Gantz, 1927.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: None visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.10b.2

3 Related People

John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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