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ID number: BIRBI-B5943
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Alexios III Angelos; Constantine I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1195-1203
Diameter (cm): 2
Weight (g): 1.51
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 4911. bought c.1949.
Description: Obverse: Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand; Pellet, or pellets, normally in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them globus cruciger; emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum headed sceptre.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) …HΘЄ… ([Lord] assist) Reverse: …OK… ([Saint] Constantine)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.3c.11
Notes: Clipped; pierced at 180 degrees on obverse.
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