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ID number:  BIRBI-B5922
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:  Half-Tetarteron
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1195
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.7
Weight (g):  1.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3576.
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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 trefoil sceptre 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: A / X X… (Archangel Michael) Reverse: IC / A… (Isaac)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.6

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