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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5915
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Isaac Komnenos; Cyprus
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1191
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  2.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Christ nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision; holds in l. hand anexikakia; Manus Dei in upper field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …C… (Jesus) Reverse: IC / A / KI / O (Isaac)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.3.Var.

Notes:  There is not an exact type match for this coin. The most likely attribution is DOC IV.1.3 but with a different obverse.

2 Related People

Isaac Komnenos
Byzantine
c. 1155
1196
Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


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