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ID number: BIRBI-B6208
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: Andronikos II Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination: Billon Tornesi
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1282-1328
Diameter (cm): 1.9
Weight (g): 0.97
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 6157. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Full-length figure of emperor, standing and facing, wearing stemma, collar-piece, divitision and loros; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand akakia; Manus Dei in upper field. Reverse: Equal-armed cross at centre, with radial legend around.
Inscriptions: Obverse: ANΔPINI KIC ЄNXΔ (Andronikos, in Christ, despot) Reverse: KOMHNOCOΓAΛAIOΛOΓOC (Komnenos, Palaiologos)
Bibliography: DOC V.551-557
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