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ID number:  BIRBI-B5849
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Isaac Komnenos; Cyprus
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1191
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  4.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3577.

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 on l., and of St. George, beardless and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at the base of which a small globe; emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds anexikakia in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds sword in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ·ICAAKIOC (Isaac) ʘ / ΓЄ / WP / ΓI / OC (Saint George)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.2.3

3 Related People

Isaac Komnenos
c. 1155
Whitting, Philip David

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