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ID number:  BIRBI-B5838
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:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1183-1185
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  5.13
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3567.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais; 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 and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand anexikakia; Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds Gospels in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ...HΔPON...Δ… (Andronikos, despot) IC XC (Jesus Christ)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.5a.1

3 Related People

Andronikos I Komnenos
Byzantine

1185
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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