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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5746
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  5.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 809, ex. Rev. E. Gantz, 1929.
BIRBI-B5746.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without 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, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: MANUHΛ ΔCC (Manouel, despot) M Θ (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.13i.Var.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Manouel I Komnenos
Byzantine
1118
1180
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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