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ID number:  BIRBI-B5663
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):  1.85
Weight (g):  3.87
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3046, Spink, 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand jeweled sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: IW / ΔCC / ΠΟΤ / TW / … Φ... / P... / Γ… (John, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.13.5

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


John II Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1262
1297
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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