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ID number: BIRBI-B5757
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1143-1180
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.95
Weight (g): 3.85
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5707, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, on l., crowned by Virgin 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; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: MAMUHΛ ΔЄCΠ (Manouel, despot) M ΘV (Mother of God)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.13b.1
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