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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6220
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1294-1303
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  4.03
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 637. Spink, 15th March 1957, 'from a find near Istanbul 1956'.
BIRBI-B6220.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Half-length bust of the Virgin Mary facing encircled by six castles and the walls of Constanintople. Reverse: Three full-length figures standing facing, Andronikos to l. and on r. Michael IX, both wearing loros.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God). Reverse: Δ/N/Δ/N/II/II/I (Andronikos), IC IX (Jesus Christ).

Bibliography:  DOC V pl. 15 237

3 Related People

Andronikos II
Byzantine
1259
1332
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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