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ID number: BIRBI-B5878
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Isaac II; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1185-1195
Diameter (cm): 2.9
Weight (g): 3.81
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 6070. Seaby, December 1948, ex. James R. Stewart Collection.
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: None visible. Reverse: …AA / KI / …C Δ...Π…O / TH / H (Isaac, despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.3b.10
Notes: Double struck on reverse, crown and forehead of Isaac repeated at 90 degrees.
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