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ID number: BIRBI-B6092
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: John III Doukas Vatatzes; Magnesia
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Manisa
Date made: 1221-1254
Diameter (cm): 3.25
Weight (g): 2.90
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G1747. Leu (per A. H. Baldwin), 27th May 1969.
Description: Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ, beardless and nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand anexikakia and in l. hand globus cruciger; Christ wears tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand; two stars between figures.
Inscriptions: Obverse: HI OV (Mother of God) Reverse: None Visible.
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.28 (Exact coin)
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