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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5672
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker:  John II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  2.76
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5975, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand anexikakia.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: IW / ΔCC / ΠΟΤ / TW / ΠΟΡ ΦV / PO / ΓC / N… (John, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.11.5

5 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
Thessalonica



John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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