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ID number:  BIRBI-B5676
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  John II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  2.94
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3850, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels (open) in l. hand. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand jeweled sceptre on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IWΔ CCΠΟΤTWN (John, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.14b.3

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Thessalonica



John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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