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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6117
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodore Komnenos Doukas; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1227-1230
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  3.28
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0079. A. H. Baldwin, February 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand sheathed sword, point downward, and in l. hand anexikakia; Christ wears tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: …WPOC Δ…KAC (Theodore Doukas) IC X (Jesus Christ)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.3a.1 (Exact Coin)

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Theodore Komnenos Doukas
Byzantine


Thessalonica



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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