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ID number:  BIRBI-B5660
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  John II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1118-1143
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.76
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 689, Spink, 1923.
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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: IWΔIIΠΙΤΗ TWΠΟPΦV… (John, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.12c.1

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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1899
1981-09-14
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c. 1262
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