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ID number: BIRBI-B6199
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Andronikos II Palaiologos; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1282-1328
Diameter (cm): 2.5
Weight (g): 4.06
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G1639. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Foreign Ambassador sale, 1957.
Description: Obverse: Bust of Virgin, nimbate and orans, within the walls of Constantinople; sigla Θ O. 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: ANNI/NIKOIIO/ΔЄCΠ·T·/IOΛI/ΛI_ (Andronikos, despot, Palaiologos) IC X (Jesus Christ)
Bibliography: DOC V.229-234
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