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ID number:  BIRBI-B6133
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
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):  2.9
Weight (g):  3.53
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4579.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, holding between them castle with three towers; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds labarum-headed sceptre in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds sword, point resting on ground, in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC X (Jesus Christ) Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.1

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Thessalonica



John III Doukas Vatatzes
Byzantine
c. 1192
1254
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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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