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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5648
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):  3.66
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3134, February 1957, 'from Cyprus'.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +IWΔ CCΠΟΤ (John, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.10b.6

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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