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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6106
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Manouel I Komnenos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  2.85
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4948. Leu, June 1965.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, standing on dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand; to l. and r. in field a star. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor and of Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand sword; Saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds sheathed sword in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: ΔЄ… (Demetrios)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.4b.Var.

Notes:  This coin has been assigned to Manouel I Komnenos; however, a number of features strongly suggest it is an unpublished type from the Empire of Thessalonica.

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