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ID number:  BIRBI-B5775
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:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.68
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3531, Seaby, August 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion. Reverse: Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: AИȣH ΔЄCΠ (Manouel, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.17a.14

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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