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ID number: BIRBI-B5977
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): 3.05
Weight (g): 3.30
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 6132. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
Description: Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. George, beardless and nimbate, 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, point resting on ground.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: I / - / II / - (?)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.14.3
Notes: Broken, probably pierced then broken.
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