1 Electrum Aspron Trachy, Byzantine Empire, 1143 - 1180

1 Electrum Aspron Trachy, Byzantine Empire, 1143 - 1180

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Description (Brief)
One (1) electrum aspron trachy coin, Manuel I Comnenus
Byzantine Empire, 1143 - 1180
Obverse Image: Christ stands bearded on a dais wearing nimbus cross, pallium and colobium; in left hand he holds the book of Gospels; in the background reads IC - XC with a star on each side. MP- θV.
Obverse Text: IC / XC
Reverse Image: Manuel stands on left wearing a crown, divitision and loros and holding a sheathed sword next to St. Theodore on left who stands bearded and nimbate wearing military attire holding a sheathed sword in left hand; they hold between them a patriarchal cross with large globus at base.
Reverse Text: MANGHΛ / θE / OW / POS
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Object Name
date made
1143 - 1180
period of administration
1143 - 1180
1118 - 1134
Manuel I Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Byzantine Empire
Greece: Macedonia, Thessaloníki
Physical Description
electrum (overall material)
gold (overall material)
overall:.57 cm x 3.31 cm; 7/32 in x 1 5/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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