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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5929
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios III Angelos; Constantine I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1195-1203
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  4.72
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0078. A. H. Baldwin, 30th January 1968, ex. James R. Stewart, 1947.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand; Pellet, or pellets, normally in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them labarum, with triangle decoration, on long shaft; emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold cross-topped sceptre, emperor in r. hand, saint in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) …HΘЄI (assist) Reverse: …CΠ (despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.2.Var.

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