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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1806
People
Andronikos I, Byzantine (r. 1183 - 1185)
Andronikos II, Byzantine (r. 1282-1328)
Title
Trachy Nomisma of Andronikos I
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
1183-1185 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/165223
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Aspron
Metal
EL
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.2 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
trachy
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 4.1, p.347. 2a.1
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1806
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
reverse die axis 6 o'clock
Standing Virgin orant with clipeate bust of Christ child on her breast
Greek Inscription: clockwise from lower left, obverse to reverse (God-Bearer, help the ruler Andronikos); obverse, left and right (Mother of God); reverse, left and right of Christ (Jesus Christ)
Publication History

Alfred R. Bellinger, ed., Catalogue of Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection (Washington, D.C, 1992), vol. 4, part 1, 347, cat.2a.1

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 130/figs. 61a, 61b

Exhibition History

Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003

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