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ID number: BIRBI-B5552
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Alexios I; Eirene Doukaina; John II; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1092/93
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.6
Weight (g): 3.75
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 2242, Spink, April 1953.
Description: Obverse: Full-length figure of John II beardless, standing on dais, on l., crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger; Christ wears tunic and kolobion; holds Gospel in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figures of Alexios I, on l., and of Eirene, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; both wear stemma (that of the empress is surmounted by triangular ornaments), divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; emperor holds anexikakia in r. hand.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IWΔЄC / TWN… (John, despot, of the Komnenoi) Reverse: +ΛΛЄΞIW …WN (Alexios…?)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.21 Var.
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