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Byzantine, MANUEL COMENUNUS, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1968 DOC 15 CLBC 4.4.2
OBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia

Size 20.53mm

Weight 4.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 34 examples with weights from 2.32 to 4.9gm and size from 17mm to 22mm

The coins only flaw, wear on the Virgins face. Other that near perfect centering and a wonderful reverse strike.
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quadrans  [Jul 14, 2018 at 05:40 AM]
Great piece ..I like it..
*Alex  [Jul 14, 2018 at 11:51 AM]
It is a beauty Simon.
Canaan  [Jul 14, 2018 at 03:24 PM]
Extremly nice, i love it
Jay GT4  [Jul 15, 2018 at 01:59 AM]
Nice
Justin L  [Jul 16, 2018 at 11:14 PM]
Very nice, Simon! Great condition!
Britanikus  [Jan 09, 2019 at 06:02 AM]
Nice