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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5636
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):  3.3
Weight (g):  4.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0058, Münzen und Medaillen, January 1949.
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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. Single pellet 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: IW / ΔCC / ΠΟ / TH (John, despot) I / ΓC / W / Γ (Saint George)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.8.Var.

Notes:  Double struck on obverse; Fleur-de-lis on breastplate of St. George; Mule? Obverse of DOC IV.1.8a and Reverse of DOC IV.1.8c.

3 Related People

John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
Constantinople
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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
1988
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