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ID number:  BIRBI-B5917
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:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1185-1195
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  3.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3572. Spink, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre, and in l. hand anexikakia; Manus Dei in upper r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ICA / AKI / O / C ΔЄC / ΠΟ / TH / C (Isaac, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.4a.2

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