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ID number:  BIRBI-B5639
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  2.61
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0060, Glendining, 28th February 1950.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand. Three pellets :· at each end of cushion on throne. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. George, nimbate and beardless, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft with base and two steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion, holds sword in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: XC (Christ) Reverse: IW / ΔΔ / ΠO / TH (John, despot) ʘ / ΓΙ / W / Iﬢ / I (Saint George)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.8d.1

Notes:  Double struck on obverse; Pierced at 180 degrees on obverse.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David

John II Komnenos
c. 1262
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