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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6356
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 III Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Assarion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1334
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.31
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6001. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, collar-piece, and jeweled loros; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: AHIPOIKOCΔЄCΠOTHC (Andronikos, despot) Reverse: N B (2nd indiction)

Bibliography:  LPC 12 p.126; DOC V.902-907

Notes:  Overstruck reverse on reverse on Andronikos II and Michael IX type LPC 32 p.86.

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Andronikos III Palaiologos
Byzantine
1297
1341
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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