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ID number:  BIRBI-B5548
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:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1092/3-1118
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3
Weight (g):  4.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G570, Seaby, August 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and sagion; holds in r. hand jeweled sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: Λ / ΛC / ...IW / ...ЄC / …IO / T / TW / KO / MN… / N... (Alexios, despot, of the Komnenoi)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.22.1

Notes:  Gilded; Die drag on reverse.

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Alexios I Komnenos
Byzantine

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