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ID number:  BIRBI-B5626
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.2
Weight (g):  2.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00

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 four 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 HOЄI (Lord assist) Reverse: ΘΘ M… (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3a.Var.

Notes:  Pierced at 0 degrees on obverse; clipped.

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John II Komnenos
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