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ID number:  BIRBI-B6540ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I Komnenos; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1092-1118
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.9
Weight (g):  2.12
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8221. A. H. Baldwin, March 1980.
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Description:  Obverse: Jeweled radiate cross, decorated at end of each limb with one large pellet and two smaller, all on two steps. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: C Φ… (Saviour, protect…) Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.40b.1

Notes:  Clipped to octagonal shape.

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Alexios I Komnenos
Byzantine

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Thessalonica



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Whitting, Philip David
British
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