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ID number:  BIRBI-B6386
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Hoard Z
Maker:  Manouel II Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Stavraton
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1391-1425
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  7.28
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3069. Bank Leu, Zurich, April 1956, from Hoard 'Z', 'containing apparently ten silver pieces (three Manouel II, seven John VIII)'.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, making benediction with r. hand and holding Gospels in l. hand; M to l. and K to r. of Christ. Reverse: Bust of emperor, bearded and nimbate, wearing stemma and collar with three tippets.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: ...ΔЄCΠOTH...ΛOΓOCΘV/…HTHBACIΛЄVCTONPWMIIUI (despot, Palaiologos/by the Grace of God emperor of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC V.1396-1411

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Manouel II Palaiologos
Byzantine
1350
1425
Hoard Z
Byzantine


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