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ID number:  BIRBI-2007.1025.01
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Alexios I Komnenos; Philippopolis
Denomination:  Tetarteron Noummion
Place made:  Europe: Bulgaria, Plovdiv
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1092-1118
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition. Paul-Francis Jacquier, 25th October 2007.

Description:  Obverse: Jeweled, radiate cross, decorated at end of each limb with one large pellet and two smaller. Reverse: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Φ Ͻ M Δ (Saviour, protect Alexios despot) Reverse: ꙨOC (?)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.40.Var.

2 Related People

Alexios I Komnenos

Byzantine; Bulgarian

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