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ID number: BIRBI-B5980
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Latin Empire; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1204-1261
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.55
Weight (g): 3.61
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5837. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
Description: Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, standing on dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IW / …CC.. …P… (John, despot, purple-born)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.15.7
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