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ID number:  BIRBI-B5612
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Philippopolis
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Plovdiv
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1118
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  3.90
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3790.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand sceptre with large labarum as head, in which a cross; in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ...ΛΛCΞI (Alexios) IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: Δ / CC / ΠΟ / T… (despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.31a.1

2 Related People

Alexios I Komnenos

Whitting, Philip David
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