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ID number:  BIRBI-B6162
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):  2.5
Weight (g):  2.55
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4870. Purchased c.1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of Saint Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, wearing military tunic and breastplate; holds in r. hand spear and in l. hand shield. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of Virgin, blessing or crowning; emperor wears stemma, loros and divitision; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. hand anexikakia; Virgin, nimbate, wears tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O A ΓI ΔI MH T (Saint Demetrios) Reverse: None Visible.

Bibliography:  DOC V.66-69

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3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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