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ID number: BIRBI-B5559
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1081-1118
Diameter (cm): 2.7
Weight (g): 3.74
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 6055, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously from Nicosia, 1947.
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and sagion; holds in r. hand jeweled sceptre (2 jewels) and l. hand rests on hip.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: Λ / ΛC / ΞIW / ΔЄC / ΠO / T / TW / KO / MN / N (Alexios, despot, of the Komnenoi)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.28
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