Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, 8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D.
St. George is the Patron Saint of England. Traditionally, the sword with which St. George slew the dragon was called Ascalon, a name recalling the city of Ashkelon, Israel. During World War II, Winston Churchill named his personal aircraft Ascalon, after St. George's sword.
BZ62303. Bronze half tetarteron, SBCV 1980; DOC IV, part 1, 23, F, nice green patina, weight 1.959 g, maximum diameter 14.8 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain Greek mint, 1152 - c. 1160 A.D.; obverse Θ / Γ/ε−ωP/ΓI/OC (or similar), bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion, spear in right, shield in left; reverse MANYH ∆εCΠOT, Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros, labarum in right, globus cruciger in left; $20.00 (€15.00)