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ID number:  BIRBI-B4951
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  John I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  969-976
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.01
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0005. Hall Sale, November 1950, lot number 2284, previously from Spink, March 1924.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, holding in l. hand bejewelled book. Reverse: John standing facing on l. bearded and wearing loros and crown topped with cross with manus dei above, holding long cross in l. hand, Theotokos on r. facing, wearing tunic and maphorion, with M and Θ above, r. hand raised up to John's crown.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + IhS XIS RЄX RЄCNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: + ΘЄΘTOC bOHΘ' IѠ δЄSP (Mother of God aid John, Lord).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 3

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


John I
Armenian

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