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ID number:  BIRBI-B6597ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Latin Empire; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  3.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, paneled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger; Christ wears tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ...ΔCC… (despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.8.2

2 Related People

Latin Empire
Western European


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