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ID number:  BIRBI-B5832
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:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  4.58
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G430, Spink, July 1953.

Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate and orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Full-length figure of emperor on l., crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand anexikakia; Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds Gospels in l. hand; small cross between labarum shaft and body.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) ΘKЄRO HΘЄI (Mother of God, aid) Reverse: AΝΔΡΟΝ... ΔЄCΠTH (Andronikos, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.2a.1

3 Related People


Whitting, Philip David
Andronikos I Komnenos

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