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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5525
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Alexios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Debased Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1082-1087
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  4.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2610, ex. Charles Oman collection, 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with straight back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre, in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +ΛΛEΞIW ΔЄCΠ (Alexios despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.2b.2

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Alexios I
Byzantine

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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