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ID number: BIRBI-B5746
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
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.95
Weight (g): 5.34
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 809, ex. Rev. E. Gantz, 1929.
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 XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: MANUHΛ ΔCC (Manouel, despot) M Θ (Mother of God)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.13i.Var.
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