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ID number:  BIRBI-B5668
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):  2.75
Weight (g):  4.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1732, A. H. Baldwin, 23rd November 1968, 'from Istanbul'.
BIRBI-B5668.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., crowned by Virgin; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand globus cruciger; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ICX Xꓛ (Jesus Christ) +KЄRO HΘЄI (Lord, assist) Reverse: IW / ΔC / ΠΟ / TH (John the despot) Θ MP (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.7a.3

Notes:  Die drag on reverse.

3 Related People

John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Thessalonica



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