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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6112
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Michael VIII Palaiologos; Magnesia
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Manisa
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1259-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.3
Weight (g):  1.85
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Saint Tryphon, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds cross in r. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Virgin nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand anexikakia; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Ꙩ TP V Φ ΦWN (Saint Tryphon) Reverse: OMMXI (Michael) MP (Mother [of God])

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.4

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Magnesia
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Michael VIII Palaiologos
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