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ID number:  BIRBI-B5619
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  3.1
Weight (g):  3.61
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0054, B. A. Seaby, 1948.
BIRBI-B5619.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Half-length figure of emperor on l., and of Virgin, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in r. hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion. Manus Dei in upper l. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +IWΔCCΠΟΤH (John, despot) ΘV MP (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.1a.1

Notes:  Die drag on reverse.

3 Related People

John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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