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ID number:  BIRBI-B4836
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexander; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  912-913
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 794. Spink, February 1959, 'from a Swiss collection'.
BIRBI-B4836.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ enthroned facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing tunic with r. hand raised in blessing and holding gospel on l. knee. Reverse: Alexander standing facing on l. of field, bearded, wearing crown and loros with end trailing over r. arm, holding in r. hand globus cruciger and l. outstretched. In r. of field St. Alexander standing facing 3/4, r. hand outstretched to Alexander's crown in blessing, l. hand holding globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhS XRS RЄX RЄGhAhTIЧM (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: +ALЄXAhd ROS AЧGЧTOS ROMI (Alexander Emperor of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXV AV2.1

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