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ID number: BIRBI-B6084
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. C. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Maker: John III Doukas Vatatzes; Magnesia
Denomination: Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Manisa
Date made: 1232-54?
Diameter (cm): 2.75
Weight (g): 4.38
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2171, Spink, 1942.
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. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Virgin nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand anexikakia; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IW / ΔЄ / ΠO / T (John, despot) T…/Π…/Φ…/Γ…/N… (Purple-born) MΘ (Mother of God)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.5.1
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