John was a very successful ruler who greatly increased the size, influence, and prosperity of the Nicaean Empire. He prepared the way for his descendants to successfully restore Greek rule to Constantinople and to rule the .
BZ84956. Bronze , 57, 32, pl. 34, 3, 2115, -, -, VF, tight irregular shaped , 3.163 g, maximum 21.0 mm, 180o, , Magnesia ad Sipylum (Manisa, Turkey) mint, c. 15 Dec 1221 - 3 Nov 1254; of a cherub with four wings, pellets flanking on left and right; IWO - ∆PK (or similar), John seated facing on throne with back, wearing with , , and , in left hand, in left hand; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
Ex Bunker Collection.SH36251. Gold
, 4, 32, pl. 31, 13, 2073, -, gVF, 4.635 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 180o, , Magnesia ad Sipylum (Manisa, Turkey) mint, 1222 - 1254; , Christ enthroned facing, raising right; John standing left, crowned by , MP ΘV above, blundered ; full , with bend at edge; clearly better than the usual specimen of the ; SOLD
around edges (WMK between 9 and 11, + at 3, and III at 4 on the ; + at 12 and at 3 on ). In Forum's opinion, this is not detracting, but rather interesting.SH08811. Gold
, 4, 32, pl. 31, 13, 2073, -, aEF, 4.27 g, maximum 27.5 mm, 180o, , Magnesia ad Sipylum (Manisa, Turkey) mint, 1222 - 1254 A.D.; , Christ enthroned facing, raising right; John standing left, crowned by , MP ΘV above; much better strike than typical for this issue!, ; SOLD
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