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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5869
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Isaac II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1195
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  4.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0073.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., crowned by archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate; Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand anexikakia; Archangel wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds jeweled sceptre in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ICAAKIOCΔЄ (Isaac, despot) X AP X M (Archangel Michael)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.2a.8

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