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ID number:  BIRBI-B6063
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodore I Laskaris; Nicaea
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Eurasia: Bursa, Iznik
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1205-1212?
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  3.89
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0847.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds labarum-headed sceptre in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds spear in l. hand, resting over shoulder.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: …OΘЄ…WPOS (Saint Theodore)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.2.5a.3

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