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ID number:  BIRBI-B5783
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Nicosia 1920 Hoard
Maker:  Manouel I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.3
Weight (g):  4.14
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1481.

Description:  Obverse: Virgin, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor bearded, on l., and of St. Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, holding between them labarum on long shaft; emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds anexikakia in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: …CΠOT (despot) ʘ / Δ / H / M / H / TP / I / O / C (Saint Demetrios)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.9.3

4 Related People


Manouel I Komnenos
Whitting, Philip David
Nicosia 1920 Hoard

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