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ID number:  BIRBI-B6380
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  John V; Constantinople
Denomination:  Stavraton
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1354-1376
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  8.77
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2548. Christie, 12th November 1968, ex. Oman collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ facing, performing benediction sign with r. hand and holding gospel book in l.: in field, IC XC. Reverse: Bust of emperor, facing, nimbate, wearing domed crown and collar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: outer legend: + Iω ΔεCΠ…TIC O ΠΑΛЄΟIΟC (Despot John Palaiologos); inner legen: + ΘV XAPITI BACIΛΕ T PωΜΑΙωΝ (By the grace of God emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC V, 1231 var.

Notes:  Variant legend and pellets in the cross in Christ's nimbus.

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John V Palaiologos
Byzantium
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