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ID number:  BIRBI-2001.0328.01
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector:  Bendall 2001 Hoard
Maker:  John III Doukas Vatatzes; Magnesia
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Manisa
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1221-1254
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  4.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition. A. H. Baldwin, 28th March 2001.
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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: IW ΔC C … TW Π Φ V… (John, despot, purple-born) M Θ (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.5.3; Published in Lianta, 2006, Numismatic Chronicle

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Bendall 2001 Hoard



John III Doukas Vatatzes
Byzantine
c. 1192
1254
Magnesia
Byzantine


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