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ID number: BIRBI-B6368
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: John V Palaiologos; Anna of Savoy; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1342-1345
Diameter (cm): 2.1
Weight (g): 1.13
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Whitting 4963. Leu, June 1965.
Description: Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated on high-backed throne; Christ wears tunic and kolobion, and makes sign of benediction with r. hand, l. hand holds Gospels. Reverse: Full-length figure of Anna of Savoy on l. and of Emperor John V; Anna wears stemma and skaramangion, and holds in r. hand trefoil sceptre, l. hand on breast; emperor wears stemma, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand anexikakia and in l. hand cross-topped sceptre.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: AN… (Anna) IW (John)
Bibliography: LPC 2 p.132; DOC V.966-984
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