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ID number:  BIRBI-B6455
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Manouel II Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Tornese
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1391-1425
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.9
Weight (g):  1.43
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1365. ex. Dorothy Wood Collection, December 1967.
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Description:  Obverse: Standing figure of St. Constantine on l. and of St. Helena, both nimbate, holding between them cross with two crossbeams; both hold a hand on breast, and wear imperial dress. Reverse: Bust of emperor, bearded and nimbate, wearing stemma and collar with three tippets; holds in l. hand cross topped sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: …ANXWTOΘ… (Manouel, Christ God)

Bibliography:  DOC V.1599

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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