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ID number:  BIRBI-B5549
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1092/3-1118
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  4.30
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1370, A. H. Baldwin, 4th May 1964, 'from Turkey'.

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 wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and sagion; holds in r. hand jeweled sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: Λ / ΛC / ΞIW / ΔCC / ΠO / T / TW / KO / MN / N (Alexios, despot, of the Komnenoi)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.22.1; Kent, 1985, 104

Notes:  Die drag on reverse.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David

Alexios I Komnenos

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