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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6025
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Latin Empire; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma (Small Module)
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  1.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5687. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand sword, point resting on the ground, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …C X… (Jesus Christ) Reverse: MAH...Δ…OIM (Manouel, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.31.2

3 Related People

Latin Empire
Western European


Uncertain mint



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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