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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5872
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Isaac II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1195
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  4.49
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6065. Seaby, December 1948, ex. James R. Stewart Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand anexikakia; Manus Dei in upper r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP (Mother) Reverse: ...C…K… Δ / ЄC / T / H / C (Isaac, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3a.2

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