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ID number:  BIRBI-B5988
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Latin Empire; Constantinople
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Frankish
Date made:  1204-1261
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4896.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand; pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. Reverse: Full-length figure of archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in r. hand jeweled trefoil sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None Visible. Reverse: X A (Archangel [Michael])

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.16.1

Notes:  Double struck on obverse.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Latin Empire
Western European


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