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ID number:  BIRBI-B5977
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Latin Empire; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  3.30
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6132. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.

Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. George, beardless and nimbate, 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, point resting on ground.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: I / - / II / - (?)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.14.3

Notes:  Broken, probably pierced then broken.

4 Related People

Whitting, Philip David

Stewart, James R.
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Latin Empire
Western European

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