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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5553
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1118
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  3.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2291, A. H. Baldwin, July 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand, pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, colar-piece and paneled-loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-topped sceptre, in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: ΛΛЄΞ... (Alexios)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.26 Var.

3 Related People

Alexios I
Byzantine

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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