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ID number:  BIRBI-B6572ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  John III Doukas Vatatzes; Magnesia
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Manisa
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1221-1254
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.4
Weight (g):  2.95
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of St. George nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, resting over shoulder, and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None Visible. Reverse: ΓI / MA / I (?)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.49.1

Notes:  The inscription appears to differ from that given in DOC, but iconographically is the most similar.

2 Related People

John III Doukas Vatatzes
c. 1192

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