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ID number:  BIRBI-B5749
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:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  3.99
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5701, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously A. H. Baldwin, 1946.
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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 (Jesus) Reverse: ΔЄ… (despot) M ΘV (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.13i.2

4 Related People

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


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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