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ID number:  BIRBI-B6350
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker:  Andronikos III Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half-Basilikon
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1328-1341
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.65
Weight (g):  0.85
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6150. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, wearing cuirass, military tunic and cloak; holds in r. hand spear and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor and to r. Virgin; emperor, bearded, wears stemma, collar-piece and jeweled loros; emperors hand on breast; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion, and gestures towards emperor.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: OAΓIOC ([in retrograde] Saint) HTPIOC (Demetrios) Reverse: ANΔNKOC (Andronikos) ΘV ([Mother] of God)

Bibliography:  LPC 6 p.120.

Notes:  Pierced twice in centre of coin.

5 Related People

Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Andronikos III Palaiologos
Byzantine
1297
1341
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