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ID number:  BIRBI-B6168
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker:  Michael VIII Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Trachea
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1261-1282
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.4
Weight (g):  1.92
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6164. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
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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: ΘV ([Mother] of God) Reverse: X M O Π Λ A I Λ ΟΓ OC (Michael Palaiologos)

Bibliography:  DOC V.91-95

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5 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Michael VIII Palaiologos
Byzantine
1223
1282
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