1 Hyperpyron, Byzantine Empire, 1092 - 1118

1 Hyperpyron, Byzantine Empire, 1092 - 1118

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One (1) hyperpyron coin, Alexius I Comnenus
Byzantine Empire, 1092 - 1118
Obverse Image: Christ enthroned facing forward wearing a nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and holds the book of Gospels in his left hand; on either side of the nimbus read IC -- XC.
Obverse Text: KE / ROHϴEI / IC / XC
Reverse Image: Alexius stands facing forward wearing a crown, divitision and jeweled chlamys; he holds a labarum and globus cruciger; in upper right field manus Dei.
Reverse Text: A / ΛE / ZIW / ΔEC / ПO/ TH / / TW / KO / MNH / NW
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1092 - 1118
period of administration
1081 - 1118
maker
Alexius I Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
city
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.16 cm x 3.25 cm; 1/16 in x 1 9/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.6116
accession number
283645
catalog number
68.159.6116
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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