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ID number:  BIRBI-B5688
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0064, A. H. Baldwin, 1949.
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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: ...A / VH / Є / O / I TW / Π / ΟΡ / ΦV / PO (Manouel, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.1a.2

Notes:  Obverse double-struck; reverse die drag.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Manouel I Komnenos
Byzantine
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1180
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