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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5694
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.1
Weight (g):  4.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1474, by exchange with Dr. Protonotarios, previously A. H. Baldwin, 30th September 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ EmManouel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, beardless, on l., being crowned by Virgin; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) O / ЄM / MA / Nȣ / HΛ (EmManouel) Reverse: MANUHΛ ΔЄC... (Manouel, despot) M Θ (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.2b.2

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Manouel I
Byzantine
1118
1180
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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