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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6074
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Theodore I Laskaris; Nicaea
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Bursa, Iznik
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1208-1212?
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  3.57
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0850. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. E. Gans, 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them long shaft, at head of which a star; emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds sheathed sword, point downward, in r. hand; Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds sheathed sword, point downward, in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.2.3

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Whitting, Philip David
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