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ID number: BIRBI-B5696
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1143-1180
Diameter (cm): 3.35
Weight (g): 4.13
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G1476, ex. James R. Stewart, 1955, previously ex. Kolocasides Collection.
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, on l., and of Virgin nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at the base of which a small globe; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in r. hand; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: MANȣHΛ ΔCCΠ… (Manouel, despot) M ΘV (Mother of God)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.3a.2
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