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ID number:  BIRBI-B6036
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Yenimahalle Hoard
Maker:  Latin Empire; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma (Small Module)
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.4
Weight (g):  1.62
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5686. ex. Dorothy Wood Collection, November 1967, from Yenimahalle Hoard.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, l. hand holds Gospels; cross above cushions of throne. Reverse: Full-length figures of Saint Helena (l.) and Saint Constantine (r.), holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step; Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; Saint Helena holds jeweled sceptre, Saint Constantine holds cross-topped sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None Visible. Reverse: …NIHΛЄHL… (Helena?) KWC… (Constantine)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.35.1

4 Related People

Yenimahalle Hoard

Uncertain mint

Whitting, Philip David
Latin Empire
Western European

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