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ID number:  BIRBI-B5866
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Isaac II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1195
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  3
Weight (g):  4.44
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1717. A. H. Baldwin, 30th September 1968, ex. Dr. Protonotarios.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and of archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, holding between them partially sheathed sword, point downward; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collarpiece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre; Archangel wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; Manus Dei in upper field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ICOOKO... (Isaac) Reverse: X / AP X / M (Archangel Michael)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.1c

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