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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5892
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Isaac II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1195
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  2.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 529. W. S. Lincoln & Son, 1922.
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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 wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand anexikakia; Manus Dei in upper r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: I / CAA / …I Δ / Є / C / Π / O / T (Isaac, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3d.2

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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