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ID number:  BIRBI-B5852
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:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  3.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3591.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys, standing on dais; holds in r. hand cross on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger; Manus Dei in upper r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: I…A…KI…C (Isaac)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.4 (Exact coin)

Notes:  Flattened.

3 Related People

Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


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