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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6044
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Michael VIII Palaiologos; Constantine I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1261-1282
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  2.04
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of St. Michael, nimbate, facing; wears short military tunic and breastplate, holds trefoil sceptre in r. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on left and of military saint (St. Theodore?), nimbate; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; military saint wears short military tunic, breastplate, and holds spear resting over shoulder.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …I X M (Archangel Michael) Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC V.Class IX.75

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Michael VIII Palaiologos
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