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ID number: BIRBI-B5709
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Klerou Hoard
Maker: Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1143-1180
Diameter (cm): 3.25
Weight (g): 4.39
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G1698, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, from Klerou Hoard, 1947.
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, on l., crowned by Virgin nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: MANHΛ ΔЄCΠ (Manouel, despot) M ΘV (Mother of God)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.6b.1
Notes: Pierced at 0 degrees on obverse.
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