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ID number:  BIRBI-B6158
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Maker:  Michael VIII Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Trachea
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1261-1282
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  3.00
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3372. Purchased at site of Troy, 1957, supposedly found nearby.
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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: X (Christ) Reverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) OΠ...Λ...Є… (Palaiologos)

Bibliography:  DOC V.46-51

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Michael VIII Palaiologos
Byzantine
1223
1282
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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