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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5944
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
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):  1.9
Weight (g):  1.55
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3605.
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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: …X… (Christ) KЄRO (Lord, assist) Reverse: None visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3c.11

Notes:  Clipped.

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Alexios III Angelos
Byzantine

1211
Constantine I
Roman
272
337
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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