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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6012
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Latin Empire; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  1.81
Axis (degrees):  180.00
BIRBI-B6012.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figures of Saints Helena (l.) and Constantine (r.) holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step; both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; Saint Helen holds jeweled sceptre, Saint Constantine holds cross-topped sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: XC (Christ) Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.26.5

2 Related People

Latin Empire
Western European


Thessalonica



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