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ID number:  BIRBI-YH0025
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
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):  2.25
Weight (g):  0.97
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  From Yenimahalle Hoard, 1967, through Whitting. See Hendy 1969 'Coinage and Money' p.401

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunnic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand; Cross above cushion of throne. 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; St. Helena holds jeweled sceptre, st Constantine holds cross-topped sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC (Jesus) Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.26.8

Notes:  Part of coin removed and sent for unspecified metallurgic testing at 'Goldsmith's coin assay' in July 1966.

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