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ID number:  BIRBI-B5659
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.61
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5639, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ standing on dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +IWΔCCΠΟΤ ΤWΠΟΡΦVPOTNT (John, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.12a.6

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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