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ID number:  BIRBI-B5669
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):  2.8
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0050, A. H. Baldwin, August 1948.
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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: IC XC (Jesus Christ) KЄ hO HΘ ЄI (Lord, assist) Reverse: IW / ...ЄC… (John, despot) ΘV XC (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.7a.2

Notes:  Nomina sacra for Virgin and Christ appear to be confused.

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