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ID number:  BIRBI-B6157
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:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.3
Weight (g):  2.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0714. A. H. Baldwin, August 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand; K to l. and retrograde K to r. of Christ. Reverse: Emperor being presented to Christ by Archangel Michael; emperor wears stemma, collar-piece, paneled loros of simplified type and sagion; above the Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wears tunic and kolobion, and crowns the emperor; holds scroll in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None Visible. Reverse: X M (Archangel Michael) ΔЄ CΠ… (Despot)

Bibliography:  DOC V.46-51

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