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ID number: BIRBI-B5831
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: Andronikos I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1183-1185
Diameter (cm): 3.1
Weight (g): 4.46
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G1700, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
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: ΔΝΔΡΟΝΙΚW ΔЄCΠOTH (Andronikos, despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.2a.1
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