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ID number: BIRBI-B6128
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: John Komnenos Doukas; Thessalonica
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1237-42?
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.7
Weight (g): 2.02
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 6960. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 31st January 1968, previously ex. Grantley.
Description: Obverse: Full-length figure of Saint Theodore, bearded and nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. hand shield; lys to l. and r. of figure. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia; Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds sword, point resting on ground, in l. hand; star in upper centre field.
Inscriptions: Obverse: ΓꙨ (Saint) Reverse: None Visible.
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.2.3 (Exact Coin)
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