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ID number:  BIRBI-B5570
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):  1.75
Weight (g):  3.90
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3477, Glendining, 3rd May 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: +ΛΛCΞIW (Alexios)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.36.4

3 Related People

Alexios I Komnenos
Byzantine

118
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
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