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ID number:  BIRBI-B5600
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noumion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1118
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  1.78
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3163, Seaby, April 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Jeweled, radiate cross, decorated at end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: C Φ / ΛΛ Δ (Saviour, protect Alexios the despot) Reverse: None visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.40a.16

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