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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4952
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  John I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  969-976
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2811. Previously P.D. Whitting, 1952.
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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

John I
Armenian

976
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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