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ID number:  BIRBI-B6118
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Theodore Komnenos Doukas; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1227-1230
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.3
Weight (g):  3.07
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6234. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of a military saint, bearded and nimbate, holding between them shaft with triangular decoration; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds sheathed sword, point downward, in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds shield, resting on ground, in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ΘЄOΔOȣPOC (Theodore) OAΓIOC (Saint)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.6.3

Notes:  Pierced on reverse at 180 degrees.

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4 Related People

Theodore Komnenos Doukas
Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Thessalonica



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