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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
Date made: 1143-1180
Diameter (cm): 3.2
Weight (g): 2.85
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 4948. Leu, June 1965.
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Notes: This coin has been assigned to Manouel I Komnenos; however, a number of features strongly suggest it is an unpublished type from the Empire of Thessalonica.
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