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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0091
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  1081-87?
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  4.26
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8167, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion; holds beardless, nimbate Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: + ΑΛЄΞΙ… (Alexios, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.18.2

4 Related People

Alexios I
Byzantine

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Thessalonica



Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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