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ID number:  BIRBI-2006.0510.01
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Theodore Komnenos Doukas; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1226-1230
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  2.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition. LHS Numismatics, 10th May 2006.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet normally in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of Archangel Michael nimbate, giving a castle with three towers into the hands of the emperor; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds labarum-headed sceptre in r. hand; Saint wears divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; Manus Dei in upper centre field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: ΘЄO…POC (Theodore)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.7.Var.

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Theodore Komnenos Doukas

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