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ID number:  BIRBI-B5690
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  4.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1684, British Museum, 1932.
BIRBI-B5690.jpg

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 / NHΛ / ...ЄC / ΠΟ / TH TW / ΠΟΡ / ΦVP / ΓЄN / NH / T (Manouel, despot, purple-born)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.1a.1

Notes:  Plugged on obverse at 180 degrees.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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1899
1981-09-14
Manouel I Komnenos
Byzantine
1118
1180
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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