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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-CR053
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Hugh III of Cyprus; Cyprus
Denomination:  Besant
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Medieval
Date made:  1267-1284
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  3.93
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting G.1705; ex "AJS" (Schulman?) 28.v.1968; ex "JRS".
BIRBI-CR053.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ seated facing on high-backed throne, blessing with r. hand. Reverse: king standing facing wearing tunic and dalmatic, holding globus cruciger in l. hand and long cross in r., a small cross in field at r., all in circle of points.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: h[...]D IRL'[…]hIP' (… Henry, Lord of Jerusalem… Cyprus).

Bibliography:  CCS p. 277 no. 33

Notes:  cracked

3 Related People

Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Hugh III of Cyprus
Frankish
1235
1284-03-24
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