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ID number: BIRBI-B6055
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker: Asenid Bulgaria; Manouel I Komnenos
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Date made: c.1195-1200?
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.65
Weight (g): 3.39
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand; star above cushion of throne, to l. and r. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Virgin nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Inscriptions: Obverse: XC (Christ) Reverse: None Visible.
Bibliography: DOC IV.I.1a.2
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