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ID number:  BIRBI-B5541
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1092/3-1118
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  4.27
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1278, A. H. Baldwin, 13th August 1963, 'from Turkey'.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, l. hand holds Gospel. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds labarum-headed sceptre in r. hand, holds globus cruciger in l. hand; Manus Dei in upper r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +KЄRO HΘЄI (Lord, aid) IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: A / ΛЄ / ΞIW / ΔЄC / ΠΟ / T / TW / KO / MNH / NW (Alexios, despot, of the Komnenoi)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.20a.2

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Alexios I Komnenos
Byzantine

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