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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
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1232-1254
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 833. Sotherby, 17th July 1959.
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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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