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ID number:  BIRBI-B5686
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):  1.7
Weight (g):  2.29
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2446, ex. Edward Shepherd Collection, 1947.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of St. Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand sword, and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-topped sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ʘ / ΔH / MH / T / PI (Saint Demetrios) Reverse: +IW ΔCC (John, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.17.7

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