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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5940
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Alexios III Angelos; Constantine I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1195-1203
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  3.07
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 811. A. H. Baldwin, 1948.
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Description:  Obverse: Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll 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 globus cruciger; emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum headed sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) KЄ… (Lord [assist]) Reverse: ...Ꙩ (Saint [Constantine])

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3b.Var.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Alexios III Angelos
Byzantine

1211
Constantine I
Roman
272
337
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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