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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-ET0152
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios II; Trebizond
Denomination:  Asper
Place made:  Trabzon
Culture:  Trapezuntine
Date made:  1297-1330
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  2.06
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6214. Ex Dr. Protonotarios 30th September 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Saint Eugenios bearded and nimbate, mounted riding r. turned to face, holding cross in r. hand, star of David in bottom of field. Reverse: Alexios mounted riding r. turned to face, wearing crown with pendilia, holding sceptre cross-topped in r. hand, star of David in bottom of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: A / ЄV… N/O (Saint Eugenios). Reverse: A/ΛЄ… MN / B (Emperor Alexios Komnenos).

Bibliography:  Retowski 19.

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