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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6093
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios III Angelos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1221-1254
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  3.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4748. ex. D. Wood Collection, December 1967.
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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. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of St. Constantine, nimbate, holding between them labarum surmounting triangular decoration, on long shaft; emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; emperor and saint hold cross topped sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: AΛЄΞI·CΔ (Alexios, despot) Ꙩ… (Saint Constantine)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.2d.2

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Alexios III Angelos
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