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ID number:  BIRBI-B5627
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Nicosia 1920 Hoard
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  4.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1487, Spink, June 1963, from Nicosia Hoard, c.1920.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand. Single pellet at each end of cushion on throne. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. George, nimbate and beardless, 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.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IW / ΔCC / ΠΟ / TH (John, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.8a.Var.

4 Related People

John II Komnenos
c. 1262
Whitting, Philip David

Nicosia 1920 Hoard

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