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Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, Volume 4
Alexius I to Michael VIII, 1081–1261
Michael F. Hendy

The 12,000 coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and the Whittemore Collection at the Fogg Art Museum form one of the greatest specialized collections of Byzantine coins in the world. The catalogue, edited by Alfred R. Bellinger and Philip Grierson, publishes the majority of these coins, dating between 491 and 1453, in five volumes.

The fourth volume in this catalogue is in two parts. Part 1 covers the reigns of Alexius I to Alexius V (1081–1204), and Part 2 covers the emperors of Nicea and their contemporaries (1204–1261). An extensive general introduction treats the historical background, the monetary system, mints and production, inscriptions and epigraphy, and imperial costume and regalia. The introduction to each reign covers chronology, main features of the coinage, and types.