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ID number:  BIRBI-B5976
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Latin Empire; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  2.97
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of archangel Michael nimbate, wearing collar-piece, short military tunic (and loros?); holds in r. hand sceptre (?). Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, paneled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: X ([Archangel] Michael) Reverse: NIKI ΔT ([blundered] Andronikos? Despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.13

2 Related People

Latin Empire
Western European


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