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ID number: BIRBI-B6118
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Theodore Komnenos Doukas; Thessalonica
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1227-1230
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 3.3
Weight (g): 3.07
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 6234. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
Description: Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of a military saint, bearded and nimbate, holding between them shaft with triangular decoration; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds sheathed sword, point downward, in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds shield, resting on ground, in l. hand.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ΘЄOΔOȣPOC (Theodore) OAΓIOC (Saint)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.6.3
Notes: Pierced on reverse at 180 degrees.
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