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ID number:  BIRBI-B5564
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:  Tetarteron Noumion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1118
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  3.84
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5470, A. H. Baldwin, 13th May 1967, 'from Istanbul'.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels (open) in l. hand. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-topped sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: ΛΛЄ ΔCC (Alexios, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.33.11

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Alexios I Komnenos
Byzantine

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