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ID number:  BIRBI-B5622
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3361, A. H. Baldwin, 1957.
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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: Full-length figure of emperor on l., crowned by Virgin. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand anexikakia. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC X (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IW / ΔCC / ΠOT / TW / Π / ΦV / OO / ΓC / NH / T (John, despot, purple-born) M Θ (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.2.7

3 Related People

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


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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