ID number: BIRBI-B5929
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Alexios III Angelos; Constantine I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1195-1203
Diameter (cm): 3.05
Weight (g): 4.72
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G0078. A. H. Baldwin, 30th January 1968, ex. James R. Stewart, 1947.
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, or pellets, normally in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them labarum, with triangle decoration, on long shaft; emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold cross-topped sceptre, emperor in r. hand, saint in l. hand.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) …HΘЄI (assist) Reverse: …CΠ (despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.2.Var.