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ID number:  BIRBI-B5837
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1183-1185
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  3.57
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3564.

Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais; 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, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger; Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds Gospels in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ANΔPONIKՄ ΔЄCΠOTI (Andronikos, despot) IC X (Jesus Christ)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3b.1

Notes:  Flat.

3 Related People

Andronikos I Komnenos


Whitting, Philip David
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