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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
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1328-1341
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.
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.
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