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ID number: BIRBI-B5870
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. C. Haines Collection.
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Isaac II; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1185-1195
Diameter (cm): 3
Weight (g): 4.67
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 3147. Spink, 1957.
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: ICAAKIOCΔЄCΠ (Isaac, despot) X M (Archangel Michael)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.2c.7
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