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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5579
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1118
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  3.86
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3004, Spink, August 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; (holds Gospels in l. hand?) Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on r. and of Virgin nimbate, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: …WIZꓛΛΛ+ (Alexios…)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.29 (Barber coin image used)

Notes:  Die engraved in mirror-image.

3 Related People

Alexios I
Byzantine

118
Thessalonica



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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