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ID number:  BIRBI-B6189
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos II Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1282-1328
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.59
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0385. Spink, April 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin, nimbate and orans, within the walls of Constantinople; sigla, to r. BM and to l. **. Reverse: Full-length figure of Christ standing, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds in l. hand Gospels and blesses emperor with r. hand; emperor, bearded and nimbate, wears stemma, collar-piece and skaramangion, and crouches in proskynesis to l. of Christ; below both star and to r. fleur-de-lis.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M (Mother [of God]) Reverse: ANΔP/NIKOC/…XXΘ/...ΠI/COΠ/ΛΓ (Andronikos, who through Christ, despot, of the Palaiologoi) IC XC (Jesus Christ)

Bibliography:  DOC V.220-228

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Constantinople
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Andronikos II Palaiologos
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