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ID number:  BIRBI-B5680
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):  1.6
Weight (g):  1.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3518, Glendining, 3rd May 1951.
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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 XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IWΔ Π… (John, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.16b.2

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Thessalonica



John II Komnenos
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