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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6283
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos II Palaiologos; Michael IX Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Basilikon
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1294-1320
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  1.85
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2276. Spink, 7th July 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon backless throne, r. hand raised in benediction, l. hand resting on Gospels. Reverse: Full-length figure of Andronikos II on l. and and Michael IX, both wearing stemma, collar-piece, simplified loros and sagion; both hold between them labarum on long shaft with circular ornamentation.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) KYPЄ COHΘ (Lord Assist) Reverse: ANΔPONIKOC (Andronikos) MXHΛΔЄCΠO (Michael, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC V.509-512

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Andronikos II Palaiologos
Byzantine
1259
1332
Michael IX Palaiologos
Byzantine
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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