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ID number:  BIRBI-B5841
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1183-1185
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  3.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3569, Spink, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ANΔPON ΔЄCΠ…HC (Andronikos, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.6.Var.

Notes:  This formulation of the legend does not appear in DOC.

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Andronikos I Komnenos
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1185
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