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ID number: BIRBI-B6103
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: John III Doukas Vatatzes; Magnesia
Denomination: Tetarteron Noummion
Place made: Eurasia: Manisa
Date made: 1221-1254
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 1.85
Weight (g): 1.75
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 6153. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Bust of Saint George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, resting over shoulder, and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand anexikakia.
Inscriptions: Obverse: Ꙩ ΓWP (Saint George) Reverse: IW ΔCC Π…OΔȣKAC (John Doukas, despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.58.11
Notes: Traces of understrike.
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