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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5672
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  John II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  2.76
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5975, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand anexikakia.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: IW / ΔCC / ΠΟΤ / TW / ΠΟΡ ΦV / PO / ΓC / N… (John, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.11.5

3 Related People

John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
Thessalonica



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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