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ID number:  BIRBI-B5953
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios III Angelos; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Half-Tetarteron
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1195-1203
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.7
Weight (g):  2.22
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3596. Glendining, 3rd May 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds spear in r. hand, resting on l. shoulder, and in l. hand scroll or hilt of sword. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger; Manus Dei in upper r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O / ΓЄ / WP ΓI / OC (Saint George) Reverse: AΛЄX... ΔЄCΠOT (Alexios, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.7.2

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Alexios III Angelos
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