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ID number:  BIRBI-2000.0822.01
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Alexios I Komnenos; John II Komnenos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1092/3
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  3.69
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition. A. H. Baldwin, 22nd August 2000, found in Cyprus 1998.

Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of John II beardless, standing on dais on l., crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger; Christ wears tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figures of Alexios I on l. and of Eirene, holding between them a patriarchal cross on long shaft; both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; emperor holds anexikakia in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …XЄROHΘ… (Lord assist) Reverse: AΛЄΞIWΔ (Alexios, despot) ЄIPHNHAV (Eirene, augusta)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.24.2

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Alexios I Komnenos


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