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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5834
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection.
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Andronikos I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1183-1185
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  3
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2199, A. H. Baldwin, 1942.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger; Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds Gospels in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: AΔPONIKOC Δ... (Andronikos, despot) IC XC (Jesus Christ)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3b.1

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Andronikos I
Byzantine

1185
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