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ID number:  BIRBI-B5560
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1118
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  4.02
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3111, found in Cyprus, January 1957.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and sagion; holds in r. hand jeweled sceptre (2 jewels) and l. hand rests on hip.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: Λ / ΛC / ΞIW / ΔЄC / ΠO / T / TW / KO / MN / N (Alexios, despot, of the Komnenoi)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.28

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Alexios I Komnenos

Whitting, Philip David
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