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ID number:  BIRBI-B5862
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Isaac Komnenos; Cyprus
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1191
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.29
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 2448. ex. Edward Shepherd Collection, 1947.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned to r.; Manus Dei in upper r. field. 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: MP (Mother) Reverse: I / CA / AKI / OC Δ / ЄC / ΠO / TH / C (Isaac, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.9.1 (Exact coin)

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


Isaac Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1155
1196
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