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ID number:  BIRBI-B5638
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Nicosia 1920 Hoard
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.3
Weight (g):  4.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1499, Spink, June 1963, from Nicosia.

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: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: …W / …C / …O / TH (John, despot) ʘ / Ι / Γ / I (Saint George)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.8c.8

Notes:  Double struck on obverse.

4 Related People


Nicosia 1920 Hoard

Whitting, Philip David
John II Komnenos
c. 1262
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