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ID number:  BIRBI-B5770
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:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.69
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5641, ex. James R. Stewart, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned to r.; Manus Dei in upper r. field. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: MANUHΛ ΔЄCΠOTHC (Manouel, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.15.7

5 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Manouel I Komnenos
Byzantine
1118
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