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ID number:  BIRBI-B6371
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  John V Palaiologos; John VI Kantakouzenos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1347-1354
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.4
Weight (g):  4.24
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1539. ex. Dr. Protonotarios, April 1966.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin Orans, nimbate and wearing tunic and maphorion, within the walls of Constantinople depicted with three upper castles and one lower castle; sigla B A. Reverse: Full-length figure of Christ in centre, bearded and nimbate, and wearing tunic and kolobion, crowning two emperors on either side. both emperors, bearded, wear stemma, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; both gesture towards Christ.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: IWЄNXW ([retrograde] John, in Christ) IWЄHXW (John, in Christ)IC XC (Jesus Christ)

Bibliography:  LPC 1 p.138; DOC V.1193

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