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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5695
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines 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):  3.2
Weight (g):  4.09
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2175, Spink, 1942.
BIRBI-B5695.jpg

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, bearded, wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia; Manus Dei in upper field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) O / ЄM / MA / Nȣ / HΛ (EmManouel) Reverse: MA / NUHΛ / ΔЄC / ΠΟ / ΤΗ Ο / ΠΟΡ / ΦVP / ΓЄN / NHT (Manouel, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.5b.3

3 Related People

Manouel I
Byzantine
1118
1180
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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