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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5574
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Debased Tetarteron Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1087
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  3.92
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2455, A. H. Baldwin, 1948, ex. Lord Grantley Collection.
BIRBI-B5574.jpg

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: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: +ΛΛЄ (Alexios)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.8.3

3 Related People

Alexios I Komnenos
Byzantine

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Thessalonica



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