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ID number:  BIRBI-B5640
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  John II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  3.28
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5974, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968.

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-topped sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: …W / ΔC / ΠΟΤ / …W / …OP ΦV / PO / ΓC / NH / T (John, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.11.3

4 Related People

John II Komnenos
c. 1262
Whitting, Philip David

Stewart, James R.
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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