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ID number:  BIRBI-B5859
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):  2.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1453.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and sagion; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: …IOC…ΔЄC... (Isaac, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.7

3 Related People

Isaac Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1155
1196
Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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