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ID number:  BIRBI-B5741
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:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  3.53
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3552.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, on l., crowned by Virgin nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: ...ANOUH... (Manouel) MP Θ (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.13c.7

Notes:  Obverse badly corroded.

3 Related People

Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Manouel I Komnenos
Byzantine
1118
1180
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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