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ID number: BIRBI-B5613
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Alexios I; Philippopolis
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Plovdiv
Date made: 1081-1118
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.8
Weight (g): 2.95
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5722, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968.
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand sceptre with large labarum as head, in which a cross; in l. hand globus cruciger.
Inscriptions: Obverse: None visible. Reverse: T… / KO / M… (Of the Komnenoi)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.31a.1
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