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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6078
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodore I Laskaris; Magnesia
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Manisa
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1212-21?
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3.5
Weight (g):  4.27
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2408. A. H. Baldwin, 20th March 1954.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand; single pellet in each limb of cross nimbus. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft, at the base of which three steps; emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds sheathed sword, point downwards, 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) O ЄM / MA Nȣ / HΛ (Emmanuel) Reverse: ΘЄOΔWPOCΔCC (Theodore, despot) OIΘCO… (Saint Theodore)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.4.2

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