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ID number:  BIRBI-B5821
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Manouel I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Half-Tetarteron
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.75
Weight (g):  2.40
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0255.
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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: MANȣHΛ (Manouel)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.21.3

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Thessalonica



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Manouel I Komnenos
Byzantine
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