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ID number: BIRBI-B5827
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
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1143-1180
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 1.7
Weight (g): 2.00
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 3543, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.
Inscriptions: Obverse: ЄWP ΓΙ OC (Saint George) Reverse: ΔЄCΠT (despot).
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.23.1