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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5705
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron trachy
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  4.20
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0068.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel facing nimbate with pellet in each limb of cross in nimbus. Reverse: Manouel bearded standing facing wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding sceptre in r. hand and akaia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC / O / ЄM/MA Nᴕ/HΛ (Jesus Christ Emmanuel). Reverse: MA/NOV/HΛ / ΔЄC/ΠO/THC O… (Despot Manouel Komnenos).

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1 AV5c.2

3 Related People

Manouel I
Byzantine
1118
1180
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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