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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
Denomination:  Hyperpyron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1282-1328
Metal:  Gold
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.
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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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4 Related People

Andronikos II Palaiologos
Byzantine
1259
1332
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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