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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-CR051
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  after Guy II de la Roche; after Thebes
Denomination:  Denier tournois
Place made:  Athens
Culture:  Medieval
Date made:  1370-1430
Metal:  Copper
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  1.23
Provenance:  Whitting 3748.
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Description:  Obverse: cross pattée with central pellet, in circle with legend around. Reverse: Châtel Tournois, three pellets in field around, all in circle with legend around.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + GUI […]NIS (Guy Duke of Athens). Reverse: […] ThEB[…] CIV[…] (Of the Theban city).

Bibliography:  CCS p. 391 no. 107

Notes:  Imitation of Guy II de la Roche; Whitting thought this coin Catalan but authors of CCS argue enough of these coins survive to suggest their regular issue in the decades around 1400.

3 Related People

Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Guy II de la Roche
Frankish
1280
1308-10-05
Thebes
Greek;Frankish


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