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ID number: BIRBI-B6035
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: Latin Empire; Uncertain mint
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma (Small Module)
Date made: 1204-1261
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.2
Weight (g): 1.30
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5629. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, l. hand holds Gospels; cross above cushions of throne. Reverse: Full-length figures of Saint Helena (l.) and Saint Constantine (r.), holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step; Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; Saint Helena holds jeweled sceptre, Saint Constantine holds cross-topped sceptre.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: ...ЄΛЄH… (Helena) KWИCTAH (Constantine)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.35.1
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