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ID number:  BIRBI-B5758
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  2.05
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3560.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, on l., crowned by Virgin 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; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC (Jesus) Reverse: MANU ΗΛ (Manouel)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.13b.1; This specific coin discussed in Numismatic Circular 1956, pp.329-338.

Notes:  Coin cut by Whitting for metallurgic testing; 91% Copper, approx. 4.5% Silver, trace Iron.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David

Manouel I Komnenos
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