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ID number: BIRBI-B6088
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: John III Doukas Vatatzes; Magnesia
Denomination: Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Manisa
Date made: 1232-54?
Diameter (cm): 2.7
Weight (g): 4.27
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G1710. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
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 X (Jesus Christ) Reverse: IW/ΔЄ/Π·/T (John, despot) ...Φ…/Γ… (Purple-born) MP Θ (Mother of God)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.6c.
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