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ID number: BIRBI-B6132
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker: John III Doukas Vatatzes; Thessalonica
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1249-1254?
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.7
Weight (g): 1.63
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Description: Obverse: Bust of Saint George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, resting over l. shoulder, and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Half-length figure of emperor on l. and of Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, holding between them cross-within-circle surmounting triangular decoration on long shaft; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion.
Inscriptions: Obverse: Ꙩ ΓЄ W ΓI… (Saint George) Reverse: Δ H…T O (Saint Demetrios)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.11.7
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