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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5923
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodore Mankaphas; Philadelphia
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Manisa, Alaşehir
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1188-1189
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3
Weight (g):  3.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0289. I. M. Hanson, January 1968, from Istanbul.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, standing on dais; r. hand held in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand; long cross with transverse bat in circle to l. Reverse: Full-length figure of ruler wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type (?), and sagion (?); holds in both hands sceptre surmounted by patriarchal cross, obliquely across body.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: Θ / Δ / P (Theodore)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.1 (Exact Coin)

3 Related People

Philadelphia
Byzantine


Theodore Mankaphas
Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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