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ID number:  BIRBI-2001.0328.13
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector:  Bendall 2001 Hoard
Maker:  Theodore II Laskaris; Magnesia
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Manisa
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1254-1258
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.4
Weight (g):  3.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition. A. H. Baldwin, 28th March 2001, Hoard No.34.

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: C X (Jesus Christ) Reverse: Θ Є O Δ W ΔЄ ΠO T H… (Theodore, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.1a.Var.

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Theodore II Laskaris
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