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ID number:  BIRBI-2001.0328.14
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Michael VIII Palaiologos; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Trachea
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1261-1282
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  1.90
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition. A. H. Baldwin, 28th March 2001.

Description:  Obverse: Half-length figure of Saint Demetrios facing, nimbate, holding sword and shield, wearing short military tunic and breastplate. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of Archangel Michael, holding between them long cross; emperor wears stemma, divitision and paneled loros; Archangel Michael, nimbate, wears short military tunic and breastplate; Manus Dei in upper field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O AΓ ΔI MI TPI (Saint Demetrios) Reverse: MIX AЄI ΠO IC ΠA… (Michael, ?)

Bibliography:  DOC V.144-146

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Michael VIII Palaiologos

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