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ID number: BIRBI-B5724
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1143-1180
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.8
Weight (g): 3.31
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5696, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC (Jesus) Reverse: MANȣHΛ ΔЄC… (Manouel, despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.11b.1
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