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ID number: BIRBI-B6194
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Lord Grantley
Maker: Andronikos II Palaiologos; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1282-1328
Diameter (cm): 2.65
Weight (g): 3.67
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G0384. Glendining, 27th May 1952, ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Bust of Virgin, nimbate and orans, within the walls of Constantinople. 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, wears stemma, collar-piece and skaramangion, and crouches in proskynesis to l. of Christ.
Inscriptions: Obverse: None. Reverse: ANΔII/INIKOOC/ΔЄCΠOT/ICNM/IΓ (Andronikos, despot, Palaiologos)
Bibliography: DOC V.229-234
Notes: Recut die?
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