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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5628
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1152-1167?
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.5
Weight (g):  4.09
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0057, ex, James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Kolokasides, Nicosia, 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, on l., and of Virgin nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in r. hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: ...Λ (Manouel) M ΘV (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3a.Var.

3 Related People

Manouel I
Byzantine
1118
1180
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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