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ID number:  BIRBI-B5687
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  4.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1646, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand; :·: in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum-topped sceptre, and in l. hand globus surmounted by patriarchal cross; Manus Dei in upper r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) +KЄRO HΘЄI (Lord, assist) Reverse: MA / NOV / HΛΔЄ / O / T T/ W / ΠΟΡ / ΦV / PO / ΓЄ / NH / T (Manouel, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.1a.2

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Manouel I Komnenos
Byzantine
1118
1180
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