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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5524
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Debased Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1087-1092
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  4.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0377, ex. N. Karageorgos, October 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand; two pellets in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand sceptre with leaved cross head, in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +ΛΛEΞIWΔЄΠOT,TWKM (Alexios despot, of the Komnenoi)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3.2

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Alexios I
Byzantine

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