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ID number:  BIRBI-B5790
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Manouel I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1143-1180
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.80
Axis (degrees):  180.00

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 / OC (Saint George) Reverse: MANUH Λ ΔЄCΠOT (Manouel, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.18.4

2 Related People

Manouel I Komnenos

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