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ID number: BIRBI-B5964
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: Latin Empire; Constantinople
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1204-1261
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 3.2
Weight (g): 4.59
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5678. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. sword, and in l. hand globus cruciger.
Inscriptions: Obverse: C XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: ΔЄCΠOTHC MAIAOVHΛ (Manouel, despot)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.2.Var.