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ID number:  BIRBI-B6087
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  John III Doukas Vatatzes; Magnesia
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Manisa
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1232-54?
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  4.12
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0061.
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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: …W/...ЄC/…O (John, despot) MP ΘV (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.4c.1; Kent 'Byzantine Coins' 113

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John III Doukas Vatatzes
Byzantine
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