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ID number: BIRBI-B5635
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Nicosia 1920 Hoard
Maker: John II; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1118-1143
Diameter (cm): 3.4
Weight (g): 4.20
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G1485, Spink, June 1963, from Nicosia, c.1920.
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: IC X (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IW / …CC / …O / …H (John, despot) Reverse: ʘ / ﬢ… (Saint George)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.8b.1
Notes: Double struck on obverse.
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