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ID number: BIRBI-B6083
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: John III; Nicaea
Denomination: Hyperpyron nomisma
Place made: Iznik
Date made: 1232-1254
Diameter (cm): 2.95
Weight (g): 4.47
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 833. Sotherby, 17th July 1959.
Description: Obverse: Christ nimbate seated on throne without back, wearing tunic and with r. hand raised. Reverse: John standing l. being crowned by the Theotokos nimbate on r., wearing loros, holding in l. hand akakia and in r. hand labarum.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: … MH θV / Tω / Π…/Pφ/UP/O/˥/Є… (Mother of God. Despot John born in the purple).
Bibliography: DOC IV p. XXIX 4b
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