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ID number: BIRBI-B4958
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: John I; Constantinople
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 969-976
Diameter (cm): 2.20
Weight (g): 2.79
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 0241. Ex James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously Lord Grantley Collection, 25th July 1944.
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: + IѠAhhI Єh X'Ѡ AVTO/CRAT, ЄVSЄb' bASILЄVS RѠMAIѠ' (John, in Christ pious emperor of the Romans). Reverse: + IhSЧS XRI STЧS nICA * (Jesus Christ conquers).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 7b