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ID number: BIRBI-B6423
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: Manouel II Palaiologos; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 1391-1425
Diameter (cm): 2.1
Weight (g): 3.77
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5660. ex. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously ex. Grantley Collection.
Description: Obverse: Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, making benediction with r. hand and holding Gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Bust of emperor, bearded and nimbate, wearing stemma and collar with three tippets; · to l. and r. of emperor.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +MANOVHΛB…COΠΑΛЄΟΛ (Manouel, emperor, Palaiologos)
Bibliography: DOC V.1448
Notes: Double struck on obverse.