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ID number:  BIRBI-B5679
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:  Half-Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.45
Weight (g):  1.87
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3519, Istanbul, December 1950.
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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: IC (Jesus) Reverse: +IW (John)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.16a.2

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Thessalonica



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