Online Collections at UoB - Objects
Go to the Advanced Search
Viewing Record 1 of 1 


Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5666
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  John II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  4.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0056, A. H. Baldwin, April 1951.
BIRBI-B5666.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Half-length figure of emperor on l., and of Virgin, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in r. hand; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion; Manus Dei in upper l. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IW ΔCCΠΟΤΗC (John, despot) ΘU ([Mother] of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.4.3

Notes:  Russian Cross graffitied on reverse at 90 degrees.

3 Related People

John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
Thessalonica



Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Viewing Record 1 of 1