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ID number:  BIRBI-B5522
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Trachy nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1092
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1393. Spink, 18th May 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ nimbate seated on throne with straight back, book in l. hand. Reverse: Half figure of Alexios facing, wearing cross crown with pendilia, jewelled chlamys with divitision, holding in l. hand globus cruciger and r. hand cross-topped sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: + AΛЄΣIω <ЄC ΠOτ Γω Λ… (Despot Alexios of the Komnenoi).

Bibliography:  DOC IV pl. I 'AV' 2b.2

Notes:  Visibily debased

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Whitting, Philip David
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