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ID number:  BIRBI-B5610
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noumion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1091/2
Metal:  Lead
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  6.78
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0145B. A. H. Baldwin, 1973.

Description:  Obverse: Full-length figures of John II, beardless, on r., and of St. Demetrios, holding between them labarum on long shaft; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand. Reverse: Full-length figures of Alexios I on l. and of Eirene, holding between them cross on long shaft; both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ΔI (Demetrios) Reverse: +ΛΛЄΞ (Alexios) ЄIPHN (Eirene)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.37.Var.

2 Related People

Alexios I Komnenos


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