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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5973
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Latin Empire; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  3.20
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1457.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum headed sceptre and in l. hand globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: C XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: KW [retrograde] (Komnenos?)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.5.1

3 Related People

Latin Empire
Western European


Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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