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ID number:  BIRBI-B6081
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  John III; Nicaea
Denomination:  Hyperpyron nomisma
Place made:  Manisia: Iznik
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1227-1254
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  3.91
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1709. Ex J. R. Stewart collection, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ nimbate seated on throne without back, wearing tunic and with r. hand raised. Reverse: John standing l. being crowned by the Theotokos nimbate on r., wearing loros, holding in l. hand akakia and in r. hand labarum.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IS X… (Jesus Christ). Reverse: … (Despot John born in the Purple).

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2 pl. XXX AV6a.1

Notes:  Double struck on obverse.

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Nicaea



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
John III
Byzantine
c. 1192
1254
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