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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5847
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Isaac Komnenos; Cyprus
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1191
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  4.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3578. Seaby, December 1948.
BIRBI-B5847.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. George, beardless and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at the base of which a small globe; emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds anexikakia in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds sword in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: IC AA… ʘ / ΓЄ / WP / ΓI / OC (Saint George)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.2.3

Notes:  Flattened.

3 Related People

Isaac Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1155
1196
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


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