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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
Date made: 1212-21?
Diameter (cm): 3.5
Weight (g): 4.27
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 2408. A. H. Baldwin, 20th March 1954.
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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