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ID number: BIRBI-B5642
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; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1118-1143
Diameter (cm): 3.05
Weight (g): 3.76
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5973, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, from Nicosia c.1947.
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, short military tunic and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: IW / ΔCC / ΠΟ / … ΦV / PO / Γ… / N… / T (John, despot, purple-born)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.9.2
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