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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5702
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  4.60
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1471, A. H. Baldwin, 17th July 1965.
BIRBI-B5702.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, standing on dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand; * in l. and r. field; Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, on l., and of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at base of which a large globe; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds sheathed sword in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds sheathed sword in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: M ANUHΛ (Manouel) ʘ / Θ / Є… / Δ… (Saint Theodore)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.4c.4

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Manouel I Komnenos
Byzantine
1118
1180
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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