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ID number:  BIRBI-B5643
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:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  5.77
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3515, Cunningham, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, short military tunic and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: IW / ΔCC / ΠΟ / TH / TW / ΠΟΡ Φ… / PO / Γ… / NH / T (John, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.9.2

Notes:  Double struck on reverse.

3 Related People

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Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
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Whitting, Philip David
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1988
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Roman;Byzantine


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