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ID number: BIRBI-B5703
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): 3.1
Weight (g): 4.42
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting G1697, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Kolocasides Collection, 1947, from Klerou Hoard.
Description: Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, standing on dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand; * in l. and r. field; Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, on l., and of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at base of which a large globe; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds sheathed sword in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds sheathed sword in l. hand.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: M...U HΛ (Manouel) ʘ / ΘЄ / O / Δ / W / P (Saint Theodore)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.4d
Notes: Pierced on obverse at 45 and 180 degrees.
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