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ID number:  BIRBI-B5785
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Nicosia 1920 Hoard
Maker:  Manouel I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron trachy
Place made:  Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  4.00
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1479. Spink, June 1963, Nicosia 1920 hoard, no. 114.
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Description:  Obverse: Theotokos seated on a backless throne, with medalion of Christ in her lap. Reverse: Manouel standing facing wearing jewelled chlamys and cross-crown with pendilia, holding akakia in r. hand and shaft of labarum with l., beside to the r. Saint Demetrios nimbate facing wearing armour and holding shaft of labarum in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God). Reverse: …ΔЄCΠ… (Despot Manouel, Saint Demetrios).

4 Related People

Manouel I
Byzantine
1118
1180
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Thessalonica



Nicosia 1920 Hoard



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