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ID number: BIRBI-B5834
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. C. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Andronikos I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1183-1185
Diameter (cm): 3
Weight (g): 4.43
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2199, A. H. Baldwin, 1942.
Description: Obverse: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger; Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds Gospels in l. hand.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: AΔPONIKOC Δ... (Andronikos, despot) IC XC (Jesus Christ)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.3b.1
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