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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6069
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodore I Laskaris; Nicaea
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Bursa, Iznik
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1208
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  3.70
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6135. Sotheby, December 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand; star above cushion of throne, to either side. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia; star to r. of emperor.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None Visible. Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.6.3

Notes:  Overstruck on previous type of Theodore I (DOC IV.2.5a.1); undertype unusual in that the obverse (Virgin seated) is struck on the concave, while the reverse is struck on the convex.

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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
1988
Theodore I Laskaris
Byzantine
1175
1221
Nicaea



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