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ID number:  BIRBI-B5786
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Manouel I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.3
Weight (g):  3.98
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3533.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ʘ / ΓЄ P / W / ΓI / O / C (Saint George) Reverse: ...ΔЄC…OT (despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.18.2

Notes:  Overstruck on Anonymous Follis, Class K.

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Whitting, Philip David
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Manouel I Komnenos
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