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ID number:  BIRBI-B5665
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):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.71
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5970, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968.
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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 / ΠΟΡ ΦV / PO / ΓC / NI / T (John, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.13.7

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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