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ID number:  BIRBI-B6154
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael VIII Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Trachea
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1261-1282
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  2.76
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4075. ex. Herzfelder, July 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Kneeling figure of emperor on l. being presented to seated Christ by Archangel Michael; emperor wears stemma, colar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; above the Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wears tunic and kolobion, r. hand raised in benediction, l. hand holds scroll.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: ...ΠOTIC (despot) …O...Λ… (Palaiologos) X MIX… (Archangel Michael) X (Christ)

Bibliography:  DOC V.29-32

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Whitting, Philip David
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