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ID number:  BIRBI-B6065
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Maker:  Theodore I Laskaris; Nicaea
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Bursa, Iznik
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1205-1212?
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  3.26
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 4116. Spink, 1967.

Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds labarum-headed sceptre in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds spear in l. hand, resting over shoulder.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.5a.3

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Theodore I Laskaris

Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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