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ID number:  BIRBI-B6127
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  John Komnenos Doukas; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1237-42?
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3
Weight (g):  4.54
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6959. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously A. H. Baldwin, 1947.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Saint Theodore, bearded and nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. hand shield; lys to l. and r. of figure. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia; Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds sword, point resting on ground, in l. hand; star in upper centre field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Ꙩ ΘЄ OΔO… (Saint Theodore) Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.2.3

Notes:  Cast?

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Whitting, Philip David
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Stewart, James R.
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03 Jul 1913
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