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ID number: BIRBI-B6117
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Theodore Komnenos Doukas; Thessalonica
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1227-1230
Diameter (cm): 3.05
Weight (g): 3.28
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G0079. A. H. Baldwin, February 1950.
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. crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand sheathed sword, point downward, and in l. hand anexikakia; Christ wears tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: …WPOC Δ…KAC (Theodore Doukas) IC X (Jesus Christ)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.3a.1 (Exact Coin)
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