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ID number:  BIRBI-B5854
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:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1191
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  3.07
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1409. A. H. Baldwin, August 1950.
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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 on l., crowned by Virgin nimbate; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia; Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: OЄMMA NOVHV (EmManouel) IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: …O ΔЄCΠOTH (Isaac, despot) MP (Mother)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.10a.1

Notes:  This coin discussed in Numismatic Circular, Nov. 1952 as coin of Isaac II Angelos.

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


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