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ID number: BIRBI-B6133
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; Thessalonica
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1249-1254?
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.9
Weight (g): 3.53
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 4579.
Description: Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, holding between them castle with three towers; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds labarum-headed sceptre in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds sword, point resting on ground, in l. hand.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC X (Jesus Christ) Reverse: None Visible.
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.1
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