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ID number: BIRBI-B6069
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Theodore I Laskaris; Nicaea
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Bursa, Iznik
Date made: 1208
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.95
Weight (g): 3.70
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 6135. Sotheby, December 1964.
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand; star above cushion of throne, to either side. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia; star to r. of emperor.
Inscriptions: Obverse: None Visible. Reverse: None Visible.
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.6.3
Notes: Overstruck on previous type of Theodore I (DOC IV.2.5a.1); undertype unusual in that the obverse (Virgin seated) is struck on the concave, while the reverse is struck on the convex.
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