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ID number:  BIRBI-B5926
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios III Angelos; Constantine I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hyperpyron Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1195-1203
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G0077. A. H. Baldwin, April 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Christ, bearded and nimbate, standing on dais, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand, · in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft ending in a small globule; emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds anexikakia in r. hand; saint wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) +KЄRO HΘЄI (Lord assist) Reverse: AΛЄZI...ΔCCΠOT (Alexios, despot) ꙨWK (Saint Constantine) TWKOMNHN (of the Komnenoi)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.1b.4

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