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ID number:  BIRBI-B5462
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael VII; Maria of Alania; Constantinople
Denomination:  Tetarteron
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1071-1078
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  3.86
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1231, Glendining, 9th July 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of the Virgin facing, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding medallion of the Infant Christ with cross behind head, pellet in each limb; single border of dots. Reverse: Half-length figures of Michael on l. and Maria on r. facing, holding between them long cross, with terminal pellets to arms, on with X and crescent on shaft. Michael wears modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia, Maria wears modified loros with collar-piece and crown with pinnacles and pendilia; single border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +ΘKЄRO HΘЄI (Mother of God, aid) MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: +MIXAHΛ S MAPIA (Michael and Maria)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.5a.3

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