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ID number:  BIRBI-B6163
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):  2.55
Weight (g):  2.03
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 4126. ex. P. D. Whitting Collection, 1967.
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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: A… (Saint [Demetrios]) Reverse: X… M...Π…CO… (Michael Palaiologos) ΘV ([Mother] of God)

Bibliography:  DOC V.66-69

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3 Related People

Michael VIII Palaiologos
Byzantine
1223
1282
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantinople
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