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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5528
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Debased Tetarteron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1087
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  3.80
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0127.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand; :·: in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds cross-topped sceptre in r. hand, globus cruciger in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +ΛΛЄΞIW ΔЄC ΠΟΤΤWKM (Alexios, despot, of the Komnenoi)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.6a Var.

3 Related People

Alexios I Komnenos
Byzantine

118
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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