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ID number:  BIRBI-B5700
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; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.4
Weight (g):  4.22
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1477, Spink, June 1963, from Nicosia c.1920.

Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, on l., and of Virgin nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at the base of which a small globe; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in r. hand; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: MANȣHΛ ΔC...(Manouel, despot) M ΘV (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3b

Notes:  Double-struck on obverse.

4 Related People

Nicosia 1920 Hoard


Whitting, Philip David
Manouel I Komnenos
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