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ID number:  BIRBI-B5829
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1183-1185
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  4.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G407, ex. J. C. S. Rashleigh, January 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, paneled loros and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l. hand globus cruciger; Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds Gosepls in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: VAV...ΓIKOC ΔЄCΠOTHC (Andronikos, despot) IC XC (Jesus Christ)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.1.4

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Andronikos I Komnenos
Byzantine

1185
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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