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ID number:  BIRBI-B6167
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):  2.55
Weight (g):  2.99
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4885. c. 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Half-length figure of Virgin, facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion. Reverse: Emperor seated upon square backed throne, wearing stemma and loros of traditional type; emperor holds sword sword on knees.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M Θ (Mother of God) Reverse: X M (Michael)

Bibliography:  DOC V.91-95

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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