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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5945
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  John V; Anna of Savoy
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1341-c.1351?
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  2.05
Axis (degrees):  45.00
BIRBI-B5945.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Virgin orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; to l. and r. columns. Reverse: John and Anna standing facing, John holds sceptre? and Anna holds sceptre; cloud above, and star between figures.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None Visible. Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  Dochev 1992 'Монети и Парично Обръщение в Търново' p.262.2; See also DOC V.1192.Var.

Notes:  There is not an exact match to any DOC coin, but is known to have been found in Bulgaria, and may be a Bulgarian imitation.

2 Related People

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