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ID number: BIRBI-B5733
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Nicosia 1964 Hoard
Maker: Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1143-1180
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.75
Weight (g): 3.46
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5983, from Nicosia Hoard, c.1964.
Description: Obverse: Virgin, nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: MANUHΛ ΔЄC ΠOTHC (Manouel, despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.12g.1
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