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ID number: BIRBI-B6297
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: Andronikos II Palaiologos; Michael IX Palaiologos; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1294-1320
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.2
Weight (g): 1.52
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Whitting 5992. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Seraph, with face in centre, and four wings surrounding, with additional pair of wings. Reverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Andronikos II on l. and of Michael IX, facing, holding between them cross on long shaft; both wear stemma, collar-piece and loros of simplified type.
Inscriptions: Obverse: None. Reverse: MIXAHΛΔM… (Michael, despot)
Bibliography: DOC V.638-646
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