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ID number: BIRBI-B6120
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Theodore Komnenos Doukas; Thessalonica
Denomination: Tetarteron Noummion
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1227-1230
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.1
Weight (g): 3.68
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5998. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously Münzen und Medallien AG, September 1953.
Description: Obverse: None. Reverse: Half-length figure of emperor on l. and of St. Demetrios, beardless and nimbate; between them a patriarchal cross-crosslet, on long shaft decorated with crescent and pellet, the base of the shaft ending in three steps; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in l. hand; saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand sword and in l. hand shield.
Inscriptions: Obverse: +ΘЄ / OΔWPOC / ΔЄCΠOT / HCOΔOV / KAC (Theodore Doukas, despot) Reverse: ΘЄOΔOPOCΔЄCΠOT (Theodore, despot) ...IOCΔ… (Saint Demetrios)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.12.1
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