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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
Denomination:  Half-Tetarteron
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
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.
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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

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Thessalonica



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