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« Reply #100 on: May 16, 2013, 07:01:04 am »

Sear 2410.
18mm 0.82 g
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« Reply #101 on: May 16, 2014, 05:34:26 am »

Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX. 1282-1328. AR Basilikon or Weight for Basilika Constantinople mint. Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them / +XAP/AGMACEP/ TOKAT AB/OLIKVBD/LLV in five lines across field. Bendall, Weights 22; PCPC 383


The legend on the reverse of these coins translates as “Money from the Sacred Mint discredits false coin,” which seems to suggest that they are coin weights. The fact that they are left out of DOC V reinforces this view. However, the basilikon was introduced by Andronicus as a new silver denomination, and the legend may also imply that these types were the first. Bendall noted that the weights of the known examples are all slightly higher than the standard Basilikon of 2.4g. Thus, these issues could possibly be a trial run at a slightly higher weight, one that was discounted in favor of the lower weight types that became the standard issue.source :CNG
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« Reply #102 on: June 26, 2014, 07:15:17 am »

The Empire of Thessalonica Uncertain Thessalonican Attribution

Billon Trachy (BI, 1.65 g). Winged arm holding sword to left;three stars. Rev. St. Demetrius and Emperor standing facing, holding sword between them.   S. 2226.


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« Reply #103 on: June 27, 2014, 01:04:38 pm »

Nice coins  Thumbs Up

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« Reply #104 on: January 17, 2015, 05:01:21 am »

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« Reply #105 on: September 14, 2015, 03:58:24 am »

Here are a rare sb 1943 for John II.

A coin that is seen very infrequently ! so important to keep in archives

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« Reply #106 on: September 16, 2015, 03:12:38 pm »

Interesting example, CLBC says about 40-50 copies known. I do not always agree with the rarity system of the catalog but he lists this as rarity 4 and says even though Sear listed it as common he only found one for sale in the past few years.
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« Reply #107 on: September 17, 2015, 01:02:57 am »

I saw the 5 copies of the coins on sale for the last 3 years. I have 2 copies of the coins in his collection.
One of them is found in Cyprus, as this coin too.
I think the rating R4 corresponds to the reality.
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« Reply #108 on: September 17, 2015, 02:51:04 am »

Five years ago, I was outbidden on this one.
I think it was found in Cyprus as well.

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« Reply #109 on: November 19, 2015, 03:27:15 pm »

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« Reply #110 on: November 19, 2015, 05:03:49 pm »

Mine is kind of rare.  It is #148 in the Bendall Revue Numismatique. 1/8 constantine xi stavraton
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« Reply #111 on: November 21, 2015, 02:22:44 pm »

Nice coin at  good price

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« Reply #112 on: November 21, 2015, 03:25:04 pm »

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John Comnenus Ducas
1237-1242AE trachy 21mm 1.56gr.,6h
Thessalonica mint.
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« Reply #113 on: November 25, 2015, 08:33:31 pm »

Lovely coin,  not a series of John I have spent much time looking at. The obverse is a stretched wing, what does this represent do you think?

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« Reply #114 on: December 08, 2015, 09:56:25 am »

Michael VII, Sear 1879
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« Reply #115 on: December 09, 2015, 10:22:50 am »

This John VIII 1/8 stav is from the Constantine XI hoard so it is pictured, weighed, described in the Simon Bendall's "The coinage of Constantine XI" published in Revue Numismatique.  This John VIII is coin #64 in the hoard, so I have this and my Constantine XI (#148) from that hoard.  All known John VIII 1/8 stavraton come from this hoard or the Corlu hoard acording to Bendall.  There were 16 of this type in the Constantine XI hoard.
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« Reply #116 on: April 12, 2016, 05:07:10 pm »

I just got this coin, and the auctioneer called it rare.  It is a silver 1/2 siliqua of Justinian I.  On the coin flip it is called a 1/2 siliqua

"Justinian I (527-565 AD). AR 1/2-Siliqua (14-15 mm, 1.08 g), Carthage, 534-565 AD.
Obv. D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AI, pearl-diademed and draped bust right.
Rev. VOT / MVL / HTI within wreath.
Ex. CONOS.
Sear 253."
 
Different, being a Byzantine coin from Carthage.  "Issued at Carthage after the reconquest of the African province from the Vandals by Belisarius."  --Brian
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« Reply #117 on: November 28, 2016, 09:10:17 am »

I like this thread and I think it is worth keeping alive. I just read it again from the beginning.

Here is a rare one I picked up this summer. This is the auction houses picture. I am going to reshoot my collection in the upcoming months.

Isaac Comnenus. Usurper in Cyprus, 1185-1191. Æ Tetarteron (20mm, 2.39 g, 6h).  Struck 1187-1191(?). Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator / Crowned facing bust of Isaac, holding cruciform scepter and akakia. DOC 7; SB 1994. VF, green patina. Rare.
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« Reply #118 on: March 14, 2017, 06:11:46 pm »

Excellent sample of its type
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« Reply #119 on: March 15, 2017, 03:05:21 am »

Thank You Jason, Welcome to the board.
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« Reply #120 on: June 25, 2017, 10:59:58 am »

Justin I and Justinian
Sear 128 variety = Hahn 8 variety.
Crosses either side of M. Cross above. Officina number B below. In ex: NIKM
Sear does not mention the cross above head. Sear 128 is illustrated without the cross-above-head. 40-nummia.
The cross is neither mentioned nor illustrated by Hahn 8 (plate 12). DO 12 neither mentions nor illustrates a cross-above-head.
32-30 mm. 14.94 grams.
Cross above head visible.
B below M.
Unlisted. Possibly unique with the cross-above-head.
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« Reply #121 on: June 28, 2017, 08:02:49 am »

That orange patina also makes that coin very attractive, nice coin Warren.
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« Reply #122 on: December 31, 2017, 05:18:01 pm »

Andronicus III, AE assarion. Constantinople. 1328-1341 AD. ANDPONIKOC, Andronicus, standing, holding sceptre / Cross with v-shaped leaves on ends. Sear 2481. DOC 912. LBC 831.
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« Reply #123 on: April 30, 2019, 10:25:43 am »

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