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ID number:  BIRBI-B6363
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:  Assarion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1341-1347
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.2
Weight (g):  2.97
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6799.
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Description:  Obverse: Half-length figure of Saint George, beardless and nimbate, wearing military tunic and cuirass; holds in r. hand spear across body and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Half-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Ꙩ/ΓЄ P/W/ΓIO/C (Saint George) Reverse: Legend illegible.

Bibliography:  LPC 10 p.124; DOC V.894-895

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Andronikos III Palaiologos
Byzantine
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