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ID number:  BIRBI-B6122
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Manouel Komnenos Doukas; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1230-1237
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.3
Weight (g):  2.81
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber Acquisition 0151B. A. H. Baldwin, 1973.

Description:  Obverse: Half-length figure of military saint, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Full-length figure of ruler on l. crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision and paneled chlamys; holds in r. hand sceptre; Christ wears tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: AΓIOC (Saint) Reverse: XAΛ (?)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.3.Var.

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