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ID number:  BIRBI-B6161
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):  2.2
Weight (g):  1.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4882. Purchased c.1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Virgin Hagiosoritissa, standing orans half-left, wearing tunic and maphorion. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of military saint, holding between them labarum; emperor wears stemma, collar-piece, divitision and paneled loros of simpified type; holds in r. hand cross-topped sceptre; military saint, beardless and nimbate, wears military tunic, breastplate and sagion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M Θ (Mother of God) Reverse: ΔЄC ΠO T (despot)

Bibliography:  DOC V.64-65

2 Related Media Items

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3 Related People

Michael VIII Palaiologos
Byzantine
1223
1282
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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