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John III Doukas Vatatzes, Gold, Nomisma Hyperpyron, Magnesia, 1221-1254

 
 

Obverse

Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon backless throne. Right hand raised in benediction, Gospels in left hand. To left and right, IC̅ XC̅.

Symbol

Π in right field.

Reverse

Full-length figure of John III Doukas Vatatzes on left crowned by Virgin nimbate on right. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type. Labarum on long shaft in right hand, akakia in left hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion. in right field.

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Obverse

Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon backless throne. Right hand raised in benediction, Gospels in left hand. To left and right, IC̅ XC̅.

Symbol

Π in right field.

Reverse

Full-length figure of John III Doukas Vatatzes on left crowned by Virgin nimbate on right. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type. Labarum on long shaft in right hand, akakia in left hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion. in right field.

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Accession number BZC.2001.2.5
Ruler John III Doukas Vatatzes
Date of Reign 1221–1254
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Magnesia
Date 12211254
Diameter 25.0 mm
Weight 4.5 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

Cf. DOC 4.2:490, no. (16).

Acquisition History

Purchased from A. H. Baldwin’s Selection, private list 35, no. 38