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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4957
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:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  969-976
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  3.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1417.
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Description:  Obverse: Three borders of pellets around inscription, ornamented by eight globes, pellet cross above and beneath. Reverse: Four crosses surrounding circular portrait of bust of John facing, with beard, wearing loros and crown with pendilia. Letters I and Ѡ to l. and letters A and N to r. of bust. Three borders of pellets, ornamented by eight globes.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + IѠAhh Єh X'Ѡ AVTO/CRAT, ЄVSЄb' […]ASILЄVS RѠMAIѠ' (John, in Christ pious emperor of the Romans). Reverse: + IhS[…] XRI STЧS nICA * (Jesus Christ conquers).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 7a

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
John I
Armenian

976
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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