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ID number: BIRBI-B5574
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. C. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey; Lord Grantley
Maker: Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination: Debased Tetarteron Nomisma
Place made: Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Date made: 1081-1087
Diameter (cm): 1.85
Weight (g): 3.92
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2455, A. H. Baldwin, 1948, ex. Lord Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate bust of Christ on breast. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys, holds in r. hand jeweled sceptre (4 jewels), and in l. hand globus cruciger.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: +ΛΛЄ (Alexios)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.8.3
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