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ID number:  BIRBI-B5709
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Klerou Hoard
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  4.39
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1698, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, from Klerou Hoard, 1947.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, on l., crowned by Virgin nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: MANHΛ ΔЄCΠ (Manouel, despot) M ΘV (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.6b.1

Notes:  Pierced at 0 degrees on obverse.

4 Related People

Manouel I Komnenos
Whitting, Philip David

Klerou Hoard

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