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Image of Asper of Trebizond Issued by Manuel I

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Asper of Trebizond Issued by Manuel I

Empire of Trebizond
1238-1263
Silver

13/16 in. (diameter) x 1/16 in. (2.1 cm x 0.1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: C.1697
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Karadeniz kıyısı, Trabzon (Trebizond)
Classification: Exchange Media; Coins
Culture/Nationality: Byzantine
Collection: The George Flannagan Collection

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  • Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
  • Byzantine - Culture, style, and period of the Christian states of the eastern Mediterranean during the rule of the Byzantine Empire (330 - 1453 CE). Byzantine art and culture was carried throughout much of the Christian world, and lasted into the 16th century in eastern Europe. The style is characterized by imperial and religious subject matter, and a movement away from the original Greek naturalistic forms to favor ritualistic stylization, intended to suggest the spiritual. For the culture and style of the Italian and western Mediterranean Christian world roughly from the third to the mid-ninth century CE, use "Early Christian."
  • coins - Pieces of metal stamped by government authority for use as money.
  • scyphate coins - Wobbly, saucer-shaped coins; struck during the Byzantine period, especially in the 11th through the 13th centuries, and in India.
  • silver - Pure metallic element having symbol Ag and atomic number 47; a malleable, ductile, white metal with characteristic sheen, considered a precious metal. Silver is widely distributed throughout the world, occurring rarely as metallic silver (in Peru, Norway) but more often as silver-gold alloys and silver ore. Today silver is obtained as a byproduct in the refinement of gold, lead, copper, or zinc ores. Silver was smelted from the ore galena as early as 3800 BCE. As a pure metal, silver is second to gold in malleability and ductility, can be polished to a highly reflective surface, and used -- typically in an alloy -- in jewelry, coinage, photography, mirrors, electrical contacts, and tableware.
  • Strigiformes - Order containing around 180 species in two families of nocturnal raptorial birds with hooked beaks, strong talons, and soft plumage. All owls have the same general appearance, which is characterized by a flat face, small hooked beak, short tail, round wings, and large, forward-facing eyes. The bird became associated with Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and also owls became symbolic of intelligence because it was thought that they could forsee events. Also, because of their nocturnal existence and hooting sounds, owls have also been symbols associated with the occult. In the Middle Ages, the owl became a symbol of the darkness before the coming of Christ.
  • thrones - Ceremonial chairs or seats occupied by a monarch, prelate, or other high dignitary, especially on state or other special occasions; usually placed upon a dais and covered with a canopy.

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  • Owner Name: Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway, PhD 1958, Professor of Archaeology
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Received as Gift
    Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: Likely 1986
    Ownership End Date: 9/1/1986


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