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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6351
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos III Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Basilikon
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1328-1341
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  1.78
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5066. exchanged with G. C. Haines, 3rd February 1966, previously A. H. Baldwin, 1948.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne with back; wears tunic and kolobion, and holds on knees Gospels; 8 B to l. and r. of throne. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor and on l. Saint Demetrios; emperor, wearing stemma, collar-piece and jeweled loros, gestures towards Saint; Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, wearing bishop's clothing, gestures towards emperor.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: ANΔPON… (Andronikos) Γ Δ HMITOC (Saint Demetrios)

Bibliography:  LPC 3 p.118; DOC V.858-863

Notes:  Pierced on obverse at 180 degrees.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Andronikos III Palaiologos
Byzantine
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1341
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