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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6367
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos III Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Billon Tornesi
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1341-1347
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  1.75
Weight (g):  0.53
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4788. A. H. F. Baldwin, 3rd September 1964.
BIRBI-B6367.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin at centre, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, with legend border surrounding. Reverse: Three-quarter-length figure of emperor on l. and of a saint; emperor, bearded and nimbate, wears stemma, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; r. hand on breast.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +Π…TIKON (Of the city) Reverse: A/N/Δ (Andronikos) Γ/O/A (Saint)

Bibliography:  LPC 1 p.180; DOC V.885

Notes:  Fractured vertically down centre.

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Whitting, Philip David
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Andronikos III Palaiologos
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