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ID number:  BIRBI-B5678
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  John II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Half-Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.65
Weight (g):  1.91
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 922, ex. Rev. E. Gantz, 1927.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, standing on dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: C XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: …CC ΠOTH (despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.16c.2

3 Related People

John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
Thessalonica



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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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