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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5573
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Debased Tetarteron Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1087
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.75
Weight (g):  2.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0126, A. H. Baldwin, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate bust of Christ on breast. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys, holds in r. hand jeweled sceptre (4 jewels), and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ΘV (...of God) Reverse: …WΔ ΠOTTW… (Alexios, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.8.7

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