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ID number:  BIRBI-B6353
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos III Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Basilikon
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1328-1341
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  1.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6193. A. H. Baldwin, 30th September 1968, previously ex. Dr. Protonotarios Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, standing facing, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds in l. hand Gospels and makes benediction with r. hand; to l. 8 and *, to r. B and fleur-de-lis. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor and on r. Saint Demetrios; emperor, wearing stemma, collar-piece and jeweled loros, gestures towards Saint; Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, wearing bishop's clothing, gestures towards emperor.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: Γ/Ο/Λ (Saint) ΔΗΛΙPИ (Demetrios) /ITMHIIΛ (Demetrios [blundered])

Bibliography:  LPC 5 p.120

3 Related People

Andronikos III Palaiologos
Byzantine
1297
1341
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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