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ID number: BIRBI-B6065
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. C. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Maker: Theodore I Laskaris; Nicaea
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Bursa, Iznik
Date made: 1205-1212?
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.75
Weight (g): 3.26
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 4116. Spink, 1967.
Description: Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds labarum-headed sceptre in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds spear in l. hand, resting over shoulder.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: None Visible.
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.5a.3
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