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ID number:  BIRBI-B4953
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 I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  969-976
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1694. James R. Stewart Collection (470), 30th January 1968, from Platt, 22nd August 1959.
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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: + InS XIS RЄX RЄCNANTInM (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: + ΘЄΘTOC bOHΘ' IѠ δЄS (Mother of God aid John, Lord).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 3

4 Related People

John I
Armenian

976
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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