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ID number:  BIRBI-B5921
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Isaac II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1195
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3574.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand jeweled sceptre or spear, and in l. hand globus cruciger. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O / A / P… X / MI (Archangel Michael) Reverse: ICA / AK / I ΔЄC / ΠO / T… (Isaac, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.5c.Var.

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