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ID number:  BIRBI-B5863
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):  2.1
Weight (g):  4.14
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2459. Seaby, 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 cross nimbus. 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: None visible. Reverse: ...ΔЄ (despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.10a.2

3 Related People

Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


Isaac Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1155
1196
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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