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ID number:  BIRBI-B5630
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.35
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G495, A. H. Baldwin, March 1955.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand. Single pellet at each end of cushion on throne. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. George, nimbate and beardless, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion, holds sword in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None Visible. Reverse: IW… (John…) ʘ / ꓛ… (Saint George)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.8b.2

Notes:  Die drag on reverse.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
John II Komnenos
c. 1262

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