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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-CR052
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Henry I of Cyprus; Cyprus
Denomination:  Besant
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Medieval
Date made:  1218-1253
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  3.72
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G.1704; ex "AJS" (Schulman?) 28.v.1968; ex "JRS".
BIRBI-CR052.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ seated facing on high-backed throne. Reverse: king standing facing wearing loros and crown, holding globus cruciger in l. hand and cruciform staff in r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse and reverse legends invisible.

Bibliography:  CCS p.273 no. 16

Notes:  cracked

3 Related People

Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Henry I of Cyprus
Frankish
1217-05-03
1253-01-18
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