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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy Manuel I SB1966
Obverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
four main varieties:
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966 Var D.a Fourth coinage, H 16.7-9 DOC 13.1
One jewel on emperor's loros between waist and collar-piece
28mm, 3.51g (d17,cc8)
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Randygeki(h2)  [Sep 02, 2011 at 08:12 PM]
Thats quite a nice portrait.