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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6227
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos II Palaiologos; Michael IX Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1294-1320
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  4.16
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1426. A. H. Baldwin, 9th January 1965, 'from Istanbul'.
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Description:  Obverse: Half-length figure of Virgin, facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, within the walls of Constantinople; sigla B B. Reverse: Full-length figure of Christ in centre, bearded and nimbate, crowning two emperors, l. and r.; to l. full-length figure of emperor Andronikos, bearded, wearing stemma, collar-piece and loros; hand upon breast; to r. full-length figure of emperor Michael, beardless, wearing stemma, collar-piece and loros; hand on breast.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: A/N/L/N/L/I (Andronikos) X/M/Λ/Λ/I (Michael) IC XC (Jesus Christ)

Bibliography:  DOC V.244.Var.

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Whitting, Philip David
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Michael IX Palaiologos
Byzantine
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Andronikos II Palaiologos
Byzantine
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