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ID number: BIRBI-B5892
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. C. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Isaac II; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1185-1195
Diameter (cm): 2.5
Weight (g): 2.75
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 529. W. S. Lincoln & Son, 1922.
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 wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand anexikakia; Manus Dei in upper r. field.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: I / CAA / …I Δ / Є / C / Π / O / T (Isaac, despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.3d.2
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