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ID number:  BIRBI-B5853
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):  2.65
Weight (g):  4.64
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3589. Seaby, December 1948.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds scroll in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand anexikakia.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) …NȣHΛ (Emmanuel) Reverse: ICAAKIOC ΔЄCΠOTH (Isaac, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.5

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


Isaac Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1155
1196
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