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ID number:  BIRBI-B6095
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  John III Doukas Vatatzes; Magnesia
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Manisa
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1221-1254
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  2.57
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand; Pellets :·: in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of Saint Constantine bearded, holding between them patriarchal cross at the base of which three steps; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds labarum-headed sceptre in r. hand; saint similarly dressed, holds cross-topped sceptre in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: XC (Christ) Є (Emmanuel) Reverse: IW…C… (John, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.39.2

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John III Doukas Vatatzes
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