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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6094
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Michael VIII Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1261-1282
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  2.00
Axis (degrees):  180.00
BIRBI-B6094.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Half-length figure of Saint Theodore, nimbate, holding in r. hand spear and in l. hand shield; wears short military tunic and breastplate. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ; emperor, bearded, wears stemma, collar-piece, divisition and loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand anexikakia; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wears tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ...Γ O C (Saint) Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC V.79-81

2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Michael VIII Palaiologos
Byzantine
1223
1282
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