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ID number: BIRBI-B6081
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: John III; Nicaea
Denomination: Hyperpyron nomisma
Place made: Iznik
Date made: 1227-1254
Diameter (cm): 2.65
Weight (g): 3.91
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 1709. Ex J. R. Stewart collection, 30th January 1968.
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: IS X… (Jesus Christ). Reverse: … (Despot John born in the Purple).
Bibliography: DOC IV.2 pl. XXX AV6a.1
Notes: Double struck on obverse.
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