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ID number:  BIRBI-B6254
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Lord Grantley
Maker:  Andronikos II Palaiologos; Michael IX Palaiologos; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Hyperpyron
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1294-1320
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  3.62
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0395. Glendining, 27th May 1955, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Half-length figure of Virgin, facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, within the walls of Constantinople; sigla >I K. Reverse: Full-length figure of Christ in centre, bearded and nimbate, crowning two emperors, l. and r.; to l. full-length figure of emperor Andronikos, bearded, wearing stemma, collar-piece and loros; hand upon breast; to r. full-length figure of emperor Michael, beardless, wearing stemma, collar-piece and loros; hand on breast.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M (Mother [of God]) Reverse: NKOΔЄC (Andronikos, despot) MXΔЄC (Michael, despot) IC XC (Jesus Christ)

Bibliography:  DOC V.472-487

Notes:  Pierced at 180 degrees on obverse.

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Andronikos II Palaiologos
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