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ID number: BIRBI-B5731
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. C. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1143-1180
Diameter (cm): 3.25
Weight (g): 3.61
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2198, A. H. Baldwin, 1942.
Description: Obverse: Virgin, nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: …ANȣHΛ ΔЄC Π...ΗC (Manouel, despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.12a.4
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