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ID number:  BIRBI-B5858
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Isaac Komnenos; Cyprus
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1191
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.28
Axis (degrees):  180.00
BIRBI-B5858.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion. Reverse: Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ICAAKIOC ΔIC ΠOTI (Isaac, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.6

2 Related People

Isaac Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1155
1196
Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


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