1 Hyperpyron, Byzantine Empire, 1143 - 1180

1 Hyperpyron, Byzantine Empire, 1143 - 1180

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Description (Brief)
One (1) hyperpyron coin, Manuel I Comnenus
Byzantine Empire, 1143 - 1180
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Christ facing, beardless wearing a nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and in his left hand holds a scroll; in the fields on each side read IC -- XC
Obverse Text: IC / XC / KE / ROHΘEI
Reverse Image: Manuel I standing wearing crow, divitision and chlamys holding labarum and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross; in above field to right is the manus Dei.
Reverse Text: MA / NγHA / ΔEC / ΠO / TH / TW / ΠOP / Φ V /POΓ / NH / T
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Object Name
date made
1143 - 1180
Manuel I Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
au (overall material)
overall:.1 mm x 32 mm; in x 1 1/4 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Tambakis, M.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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