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ID number:  BIRBI-B5581
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noumion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1118
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.31
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 920, ex. Rev. E. Gantz, 1926.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels (open) in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +ΛΛ Ξ ΔCCΠ (Alexios, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.38.8

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Thessalonica



Alexios I Komnenos
Byzantine

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
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