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ID number:  BIRBI-B5844
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Andronikos I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1183-1185
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6263. ex. James R. Stewart, previously A. H. Baldwin, 22nd October 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. hand shield, on which fleur-de-lis. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus surmounted by patriarchal cross; Manus Dei in upper r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ʘ ΓЄ WP ΓΙ (Saint George) Reverse: ANΔPONIKOC ΔЄCOTC (Andronikos, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.7 (Exact coin)

4 Related People

Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Thessalonica



Andronikos I Komnenos
Byzantine

1185
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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