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ID number: BIRBI-YH0031
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Yenimahalle Hoard
Maker: Alexios III Angelos; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1195-1203
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 3.1
Weight (g): 3.44
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: From Yenimahalle Hoard, 1967, through Whitting. See Hendy 1969 'Coinage and Money' p.401
Description: Obverse: Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them globus cruciger; Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum-topped sceptre.
Inscriptions: Obverse: XC (Christ) Reverse: None visible.
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.3
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