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ID number:  BIRBI-B5819
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker:  Manouel I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Half-Tetarteron
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.9
Weight (g):  2.59
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0257, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing uncertain dress (stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion?); holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: MAИȣHΛ ΔЄC ΠOTH (Manouel, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.21.3

5 Related People

Manouel I Komnenos
Byzantine
1118
1180
Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Thessalonica



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