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ID number:  BIRBI-B5781
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Nicosia 1920 Hoard
Maker:  Manouel I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.3
Weight (g):  4.20
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1478, Spink, June 1963, from Nicosia, c.1920.

Description:  Obverse: Virgin, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor bearded, on l., and of St. Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, holding between them labarum on long shaft; emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds anexikakia in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: MANUH…ΔЄCΠO (Manouel, despot) ʘ / Δ… (Saint Demetrios)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.9.7

4 Related People

Nicosia 1920 Hoard

Manouel I Komnenos
Whitting, Philip David

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