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ID number: BIRBI-B5728
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: Manouel I; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1143-1180
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.9
Weight (g): 3.79
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5699, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Virgin, nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Inscriptions: Obverse: MP V (Mother of God) Reverse: NANUHΛ ΔЄ (Manouel, despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.12a.Var.
Notes: Mis-struck on obverse.