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ID number: BIRBI-B6066
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Theodore I Laskaris; Nicaea
Denomination: Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made: Eurasia: Bursa, Iznik
Date made: 1205-1212?
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 3
Weight (g): 4.70
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 0848. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968.
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: ΘЄOΔWPOC (Theodore) Ꙩ ΘЄOΔWPOC (Saint Theodore)
Bibliography: DOC IV.2.5a.3
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