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ID number:  BIRBI-B5951
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker:  Alexios III Angelos; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1195-1203
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.13
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3595. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds spear in r. hand, resting on l. shoulder, and in l. hand scroll or hilt of sword. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Ꙩ / ΓЄ / WP ΓI / OC (Saint George) Reverse: ΔЄCΠOT… (despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.5a.5

5 Related People

Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Alexios III Angelos
Byzantine

1211
Thessalonica



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