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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
Date made: 1221-1254
Diameter (cm): 3.2
Weight (g): 3.73
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 4748. ex. D. Wood Collection, December 1967.
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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