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ID number: BIRBI-B6164
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Michael VIII Palaiologos; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1261-1282
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.55
Weight (g): 2.77
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5985. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
Description: Obverse: Full-length figure of Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, wearing military tunic and breastplate; holds in r. hand spear and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of Virgin, blessing or crowning; emperor wears stemma, loros and divitision; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. hand anexikakia; Virgin, nimbate, wears tunic and maphorion.
Inscriptions: Obverse: OAΓI ΔI MH TR I O (Saint Demetrios) Reverse: MH...ΘV (Mother of God) O Π (Palaiologos)
Bibliography: DOC V.66-69
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