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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5703
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Klerou Hoard
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):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1697, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Kolocasides Collection, 1947, from Klerou Hoard.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, standing on dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand; * in l. and r. field; Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, on l., and of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at base of which a large globe; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds sheathed sword in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds sheathed sword in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: M...U HΛ (Manouel) ʘ / ΘЄ / O / Δ / W / P (Saint Theodore)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.4d

Notes:  Pierced on obverse at 45 and 180 degrees.

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Manouel I
Byzantine
1118
1180
Klerou Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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