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ID number:  BIRBI-B6132
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  John III Doukas Vatatzes; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1249-1254?
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  1.63
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Saint George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, resting over l. shoulder, and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Half-length figure of emperor on l. and of Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, holding between them cross-within-circle surmounting triangular decoration on long shaft; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Ꙩ ΓЄ W ΓI… (Saint George) Reverse: Δ H…T O (Saint Demetrios)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.11.7

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Thessalonica



John III Doukas Vatatzes
Byzantine
c. 1192
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