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ID number:  BIRBI-B6023
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Latin Empire; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma (Small Module)
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  1.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber Acquisition 0149B. A. H. Baldwin, 1973.

Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Emperor seated upon throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia; Manus Dei in upper r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ...ΘV (of God) Reverse: ...ЄΛ ΔЄCΠOT… (Manouel[?] despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.32.2

2 Related People

Latin Empire
Western European

Uncertain mint

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