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ID number:  BIRBI-YH0051
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Yenimahalle Hoard
Maker:  Latin Empire; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  3.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  From Yenimahalle Hoard, 1967, through Whitting. See Hendy 1969 'Coinage and Money' p.401

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

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: …KCOTT… (Constantine)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.26.1

4 Related People

Latin Empire
Western European

Whitting, Philip David
Yenimahalle Hoard


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