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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5731
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  3.61
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2198, A. H. Baldwin, 1942.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin, nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger surmounted by patriarchal cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: …ANȣHΛ ΔЄC Π...ΗC (Manouel, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.12a.4

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Manouel I
Byzantine
1118
1180
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