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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5625
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Paphos District Hoard
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  4.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0049, ex. Paphos District Hoard, James R. Stewart, 1947.
BIRBI-B5625.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne with back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., crowned by Virgin. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece of five jewels, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) +KЄRO HΘЄI (Lord assist) Reverse: IW / ΔЄC / ΠO / TH (John, despot) VΘ ԳM (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3b.1

Notes:  Die drag on reverse; graffito mark on reverse at 0 degrees.

5 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Paphos District Hoard



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