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Theodore Mankaphas, Billon, Stamenon, Philadelphia, circa 1188-1189

 
 

Obverse

Full-length figure of Christ standing on dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion. Right hand raised in benediction, Gospels in left hand. To left and right, IC̅ XC̅.

Symbol

Large cross within circle in left field.

Reverse

Full-length figure of Theodore Mankaphas wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type (?), and sagion (?). Scepter surmounted by patriarchal cross held obliquely across body with both hands.

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Obverse

Full-length figure of Christ standing on dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion. Right hand raised in benediction, Gospels in left hand. To left and right, IC̅ XC̅.

Symbol

Large cross within circle in left field.

Reverse

Full-length figure of Theodore Mankaphas wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type (?), and sagion (?). Scepter surmounted by patriarchal cross held obliquely across body with both hands.

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Accession number BZC.2006.20
Ruler Theodore Mankaphas
Date of Reign 1188–1189
Metal Billon
Denomination Stamenon
Mint Philadelphia
Date circa 11881189
Diameter 30.0 mm
Weight 4.45 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

Cf. DOC 4.1:396, no. (2) (variant).

S. Bendall and C. Morrisson, “Théodore-Pierre, Théodore Branas ou Théodore Mankaphas?”

Acquisition History

From Simon Bendall's collection, 13 July 2006. Probably from a lot of unknown Anatolian provenance which came onto the market in the 1990s (Bendall and Morrisson [see above], 174)