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ID number:  BIRBI-CR054
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Henry II of Cyprus; Cyprus
Denomination:  Gros
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Medieval
Date made:  1313-1324
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  4.11
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0336; bt A. H. Baldwin & Son iii.1963.
BIRBI-CR054.jpg

Description:  Obverse: King seated facing, wearing Western crown, holding globus cruciger in l. hand and staff topped by fleur de lis in r., a cross in field at r. Reverse: Cross of Jerusalem, with small crosses in each angle, in circle of points with legend around.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + hϵN[…]ϵI Dϵ (Henry King of). Reverse: + IϵRVSAL'M ϵ D ChI[…] (Jerusalem and of Cyprus).

Bibliography:  CCS p. 283 no. 64

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


Henry II of Cyprus
Frankish
1270-06
1324-03-31
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