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ID number:  BIRBI-B6573ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  John III Doukas Vatatzes; Magnesia
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Manisa
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1221-1254
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  3.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; standing on dais, r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l.; star to l. and r. in field. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand anexikakia, and in l. hand star on long shaft.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC (Jesus) Reverse: ΠO...ΔȣKΛC (Doukas)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.55 (Exact Coin)

Notes:  Overstruck, remains of labarum to l. (?)

2 Related People

John III Doukas Vatatzes
c. 1192

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