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ID number:  BIRBI-B5846
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Isaac Komnenos; Cyprus
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1191
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3
Weight (g):  3.36
Provenance:  Whitting G1743. A. H. Baldwin, 23rd April 1969.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: I / CA / AKI / OC Δ / ЄC / ΠO / TH / C (Isaak, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.1.2 (Exact coin)

Notes:  Flattened.

3 Related People

Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


Isaac Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1155
1196
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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