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ID number: BIRBI-YH0024
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Yenimahalle Hoard
Maker: Latin Empire; Thessalonica
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1204-1261
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 3
Weight (g): 2.81
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: From Yenimahalle Hoard, 1967, through Whitting. See Hendy 1969 'Coinage and Money' p.401
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunnic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand; Cross above cushion of throne. Reverse: Full-length figures of Saints Helena (l.) and Constantine (r.), holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step; both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; St. Helena holds jeweled sceptre, st Constantine holds cross-topped sceptre.
Inscriptions: Obverse: XC (Christ) Reverse: HΛИI… (Helena)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.26.1
Notes: Part of coin removed and sent for unspecified metallurgic testing at 'Goldsmith's coin assay' in July 1966.
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