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ID number:  BIRBI-B5645
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3
Weight (g):  3.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00

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, short military tunic and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: IW / ΔCC / ΠΟ / ΤH / ...W / ...Ρ ΦV / PO / ΓC / NH / T (John, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.9.3

Notes:  Die drag on reverse.

2 Related People

John II Komnenos
c. 1262

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