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ID number:  BIRBI-B6011
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Yenimahalle Hoard
Maker:  Latin Empire; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.1
Weight (g):  3.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5683. ex. Dorothy Wood, 1967, ex. Yenimahalle Hoard.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figures of Saints Helena (l.) and Constantine (r.) holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step; both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; Saint Helen holds jeweled sceptre, Saint Constantine holds cross-topped sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IAIHЄΛЄI (Saint Helena) O… (Saint [Constantine])

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.26.1

4 Related People

Yenimahalle Hoard

Whitting, Philip David

Latin Empire
Western European

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