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ID number:  BIRBI-B6428
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:  Half-Stavraton
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1391-1425
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.65
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3060. 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. Reverse: Bust of emperor, bearded and nimbate, wearing stemma and collar with three tippets; · to l. and r. of emperor.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC X (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +MAN…ICTOC (Manouel, faithful…)

Bibliography:  DOC V.1517-1518

4 Related People

Hoard Z
Byzantine


Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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