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ID number:  BIRBI-CR037
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector:  Bendall, Simon
Maker:  d'Aubusson, Pierre; Rhodes
Denomination:  Ducat
Place made:  Dodecanese: Rhodes
Culture:  Medieval
Date made:  1476-1500
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.48
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Bt Simon Bendall 22.ix.1993, lot 32.

Description:  Obverse: Christ standing facing with nine stars around him in mandala, legend around. Reverse: Saint John standing l. at r. presenting banner to Grand Master kneeling r. at l., dressed as Doge of Venice, legends either side.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ·SIT T XPϵ· DATU· REGIS IST[…] (O Christ, let this same duchy which you rule be given unto you). Reverse: · F· Pϵ· DAUBUS·SON / S· IOANNI· (Pierre d'Aubusson to Saint John). Control mark: M P.

Bibliography:  CCS p. 530 no. 42

Notes:  Reverse inscription foreshortened. CCS reckons the Grand Master's side the obverse, but this is to ignore the Byzantine antetypes.

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