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ID number:  BIRBI-B4954
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):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 610. Glendining, 8th March 1957.
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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 globus topped with trefoil in l. hand, Theotokos on r. facing, wearing tunic and maphorion, with M and Θ in r. field, r. hand raised up to John's crown.

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

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 1a

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


John I
Armenian

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