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ID number: BIRBI-B6366
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: Billon Tornesi
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1341-1347
Diameter (cm): 1.75
Weight (g): 0.70
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Whitting 4787. A. H. F. Baldwin, 3rd September 1964.
Description: Obverse: Bust of Virgin at centre, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, with legend border surrounding. Reverse: Three-quarter-length figure of emperor on l. and of a saint; emperor, bearded and nimbate, wears stemma, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; r. hand on breast; the saint, beardless and nimbate, wears bishop's apparel and holds cross on chest.
Inscriptions: Obverse: +ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΟΝ (Of the city) Reverse: A/N/Δ (Andronikos) Γ/O/A (Saint)
Bibliography: LPC 1 p.180; DOC V.885
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