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ID number:  BIRBI-B5614
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Philippopolis
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Plovdiv
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1081-1118
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  3.95
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4916, A. H. Baldwin, 13th March 1965, from F. W. Baldwin.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) +K…O… (Lord, aid) Reverse: Δ / CC / …O / TH / KO / MN… (of the Komnenoi)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.31b

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Alexios I Komnenos
Byzantine

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