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Ujjain: Anonymous (1st Century BCE) Unit (Pieper 340)8 viewsObv: bull facing right, Indradhvaja between 2 taurines above, railed tree right
Rev: Ujjain symbol
Dim: 17 mm, 3.52g
Quant.GeekJan 25, 2020
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Byzantine Empire: Leon (ca. 12 century) Pb Seal (Unpublished)7 viewsObv: The Crucifixion, at the center is the crucified Christ, flanked by the standing Virgin on the left and Saint John the Theologian on the right; flanking Christs head are the personifications of the sun, at the left, and moon, at the right; inscription - Η|CΤ|ΑЧ - P|O|C|Ι|C (ἡ Σταύροσις / The Crucifixion); all within dotted border
Rev: Saint John Chrysostomos, standing, facial, inprelate's garments, blessing and holding the Book of Gospels; columnar inscription Ⓐ|IШ|O - ☧|CT|M (Ὁ ἁγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος / Saint John the Chrysostomos); circular inscription +KЄR,Θ,ΤШ CШ - ΔɄΛЄΟΝΤΙ (Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι / Mother of God, help your servant Leon), all within dotted border
Dim: 25 mm, 13.0g
Quant.GeekJan 13, 2020
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius III Apsimar (698-705) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1366; DOC II.8; MIB 73)8 viewsObv: DTibЄRI-ЧƧPЄ-AV or similar; Bust facing, with short beard, wearing crown with cross on circlet and cuirass, and holding spear diagonally, across his body and shield with horseman device
Rev: Large M; cross above, to left, A/N/N/O, to right, regal year; Γ below; CON in exergue
Quant.GeekJan 12, 2020
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Pb Seal (DOC BZS.1951.31.5.7)5 viewsObv: The Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion, and holding Christ before her. A large cross potent with an elongated vertical shaft at left and right. Wreath border.
Rev: dN FOCAS-PЄRPAЧC; Bust of Phokas with a pointed beard and shaggy hair, wearing a crown with a cross on top and a chlamys fastened with a fibula on the right shoulder. A circular inscription beginning at left. No visible border
Dim: 29 mm, 18.0g
Quant.GeekJan 11, 2020
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Follis, Constantinople, RY3 (Sear 1002; DOC 62; MIBE 164)5 viewsObv: ЄNTϪT ONIKA; Constans standing, facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; In right hand, long staff is surmounted by a chi-rho, in left, globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; above ANA, to left, III with crosses above and below, to right, to right, N/Є/O/ς; in exergue Є
Dim: 24mm, 5.18 g
Quant.GeekJan 10, 2020
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Empire of Trebizond: John II Comnenus (1280-1297) AR Asper (Retowski 25; Sear 2609)2 viewsObv: Ⓐ/ЄV/Γ-Є/NI/O/⁛ S; St. Eugenius, bearded and nimbate, standing facing, two strokes on his breast, holding long cross
Rev: IШO-N K-O-MN; John II standing facing, wearing chlamys and holding labarum and globus cruciger; Manus Dei above right
Quant.GeekJan 05, 2020
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus and Michael IX (1295-1320) AR Basilikon, Constantinople (Sear 2402; DOC V.534; LPC 88.35; PCPC 167)17 viewsObv: KVPIЄ-BOHΘЄI; Christ enthroned facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels in left; IC-XC across fields; large dot below each elbow of Christ
Rev: AVTOKPATO-PЄC POMAIШN; Andronicus II bearded and Michael IX with mustache, each standing facing, wearing crown, saccos and loros, both holding labarum between them with circle on shaft below banner
2 commentsQuant.GeekJan 03, 2020
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Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan: Muqātil (PYE 136-141 / AH 171-176 / AD 788-792) Unit, Tabaristan, PYE 139 (Album 68; Malek 124.1-8)3 viewsObv: Crowned Sasanian style bust facing right; GDH 'pzwt in Pahlavi left and مقاتل (Muqātil) in Arabic right of bust; 'pd and nwk' in Pahlavi in Q2/Q3 obverse margins; breast ornament with 4 pellets
Rev: PYE 139 nw'sywst' in Pahlavi; Fire altar flanked by attendants; star left and crescent right of flames
Dim: 17mm; 0.80 gm
Quant.GeekJan 03, 2020
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Byzantine Empire: John VIII Palaeologus (1425-1448) Follaro, Constantinople (Sear 2568; Lianta 1094)6 viewsObv: Christ, nimbate, wearing mandorla, standing facing, raising his right hand in benediction
Rev: John VIII standing facing, wearing crown, holding scepter surmounted by cross in his right hand; Ш in field to left
Dim: 14 mm, 0.53 g, 9 h
Quant.GeekJan 01, 2020
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Pseudo-Byzantine: Anonymous (658-675) Fals (DOCAB 7; Pottier & Schulze Class III.1c)4 viewsObv: Draped imperial bust facing, wearing crown with cross, holding cross in his right hand; in upper left field, six-pointed star; in upper right field, crescent; in field to right, S
Rev: Large M between A/И and И/И; above, cross; below, ᗺ
Dim: 23 mm, 5.43 g, 12 h
Quant.GeekJan 01, 2020
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Umayyad Caliphate: Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan (661-680) Fals, Tabariya (DOCAB 81; Goodwin&Gyselen p. 226, 30; SICA I, 587)5 viewsObv: Three imperial figures standing facing, each wearing crown surmounted by cross and holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large M in center; above, monogram; below, officina symbol; around, blundered THBEPI-AΔOC; in field to right, طبرية (Tabariya) in Arabic
Dim: 26 mm, 4.42 g, 11 h
Quant.GeekJan 01, 2020
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine IV Pogonatus (668-685) Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1179; DOC II.35; MIB III.83)5 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand
Rev: Large K between A/N/N/O and CO/N; cross above, A below
Dim: 33.5 mm, 10.85 g, 6 h
Quant.GeekJan 01, 2020
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus and Michael IX (1295-1320) AR Basilikon, Constantinople (Sear 2402; DOC V.530; LPC 88.35; PCPC 167)10 viewsObv: KVPIЄ-BOHΘЄI; Christ enthroned facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels in left; IC-XC across fields; large dot below each elbow of Christ
Rev: AVTOKPATOP-ЄC PШMAIШN; Andronicus II and Michael IX, each standing facing, wearing crown, saccos and loros, both holding labarum between them with circle on shaft below banner
Quant.GeekDec 31, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus and Michael IX (1295-1320) AR Basilikon, Constantinople (Sear 2402; DOC V.517; LPC 88.35; PCPC 167)8 viewsObv: KVPIЄ-BOHΘЄI; Christ enthroned facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels in left; IC-XC across fields; small dot below each elbow of Christ
Rev: AVTOKPATO-PЄC PШMIШNI; Andronicus II and Michael IX, each standing facing, wearing crown, saccos and loros, both holding labarum between them with circle on shaft below banner
Quant.GeekDec 31, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus and Michael IX (1295-1320) AR Basilikon, Constantinople (Sear 2402; DOV V.523; LPC 88.35; PCPC 167; Lianta 767)11 viewsObv: KVPIЄ-BOHΘЄI; Christ enthroned facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels in left; IC-XC across fields; small dot below each elbow of Christ
Rev: AVTKPATO-PЄC POMAION; Andronicus II and Michael IX, each standing facing, wearing crown, saccos and loros, both holding labarum between them with circle on shaft below banner
Quant.GeekDec 31, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus and Michael IX (1295-1320) AR Basilikon, Constantinople (Sear 2402; DOC V.525var; LPC 88.35; PCPC 167)12 viewsObv: KVPIЄ-BOHΘЄI; Christ enthroned facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, right hand raised in benediction, book of Gospels in left; IC-XC across fields; small dot below each elbow of Christ
Rev: AVTOKPATOP-ЄC PШMAION or similar; Andronicus II and Michael IX, each standing facing, wearing crown, saccos and loros, both holding labarum between them with circle on shaft below banner
Quant.GeekDec 31, 2019
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iEi Mustang V100-MX8 Movidus Vision Processing Card5 views2 commentsQuant.GeekDec 30, 2019
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Empire of Trebizond: Alexius IV (1417-1446) AR Asper (Sear 2641; Bendall 79; Retowski 2)3 viewsObv: St. Eugenius on horseback to right holding long cross; upper right, monogram; below horse, B
Rev: Alexius on horseback right; upper right, monogram; below horse, B
Dim: 15.5 mm, 0.92 g, 6 h
Quant.GeekDec 30, 2019
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2110; DOC IV, Type V 1; Lianta 263-67)7 viewsObv: IC and XC in field; Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearning tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand
Rev: Full length figure of emporer on left, and St. Tryphon, beardless and nimbate, holding between them long shaft, at the head of which fleu-de-lis, and the base of which, small globe. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds labarum on long shaft in right hand. Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds scepter with triple head in left hand.
Quant.GeekDec 27, 2019
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2110; DOC IV, Type V 1; Lianta 263-67)5 viewsObv: IC and XC in field; Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearning tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand
Rev: Full length figure of emporer on left, and St. Tryphon, beardless and nimbate, holding between them long shaft, at the head of which fleu-de-lis, and the base of which, small globe. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds labarum on long shaft in right hand. Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds scepter with triple head in left hand.
Quant.GeekDec 27, 2019
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Empire of Nicaea: Theodore I Comnenus-Lascaris (1208-1222) BI Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2067; DOC IV, Type C 7)3 viewsObv: IC XC in field. Pup-length figure of Christ, bearded and nimbate; left hand holds Gospel; small crosses flanking
Rev: (ΘЄOΔШPOC OΘЄOΔШPOC?); Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds anexikakia; sword hangs point downward to left of waist. Saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; left hand holds spear, resting over shoulder; sword hangs point downward to right of waist.
Quant.GeekDec 27, 2019
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2100; DOC IV, Type L 46)7 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Half-length figure of Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion
Rev: IШ; Half-length figure of emperor on left, and of Virgin nimbate, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divistion, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds scepter cruiciger in right hand and Virgin wears tunic and maphorion
Quant.GeekDec 27, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2357; LPC 264.2; PCPC 125; Lianta 661)2 viewsObv: IC XC; Cross within crescent. Pellets in right and left field
Rev.: Three-quarter-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciger; left hand holds globus
Quant.GeekDec 27, 2019
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Pamphylia, Aspendus: Anonymous (ca. 465-430 BCE) AR Stater (SNG France 3, 12)11 viewsObv: Helmeted nude hoplite warrior advancing right, shield in left hand, spear forward in right; countermark on lower right
Rev: EΣ-TFFΔI, triskeles clockwise; lion crouching left below in background, ΠΦ below lion, all within incuse square
Dim: 19mm, 2h

2 commentsQuant.GeekDec 27, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian II, 1st Reign (685-695) Half Follis, Constantinople, RY2 (Sear 1262; DOC 21; MIB 47)16 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust of Justinian, holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large K; date across field; Γ below
Dim: 31 mm, 4.37 g
Quant.GeekNov 30, 2019
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Bulgaria: Alexios and John Asen (ca. 1356-1366) Trachy (CNG E-288, lot 599; Numismatik Naumann Auction 75, Lot 872)10 viewsObv: St. Demetrios, orans, standing between two short columns topped by stars
Rev: Two crowned figures standing facing, holding scepters; clouds above, three stars between
Dim: 19mm, 1.40 g

Alexios and John Asen were scions of the Bulgarian royal house, who held a section of the Thracian coast as an independent fief during the turbulent reign of the Byzantine emperor John V. Site finds indicate these coins were struck in that area, and are not imperial Byzantine issues. Tentatively Attributed based on the following references:

Georganteli, E., A Palaiologan Trachion from the Dioikitiriou Square Excavation, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 20
Bendall, S., The Dioikitirion Square Trachion Reconsidered, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 21
Bendall, S., A Further Note on the Dioikitirion Square Trachy, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 23

Note that Dumbarton Oaks considers this "token" uncertain: https://www.doaks.org/resources/coins/catalogue/BZC.1960.88.4989
Quant.GeekNov 30, 2019
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Bulgaria: Alexios and John Asen (ca. 1356-1366) Trachy (CNG E-288, lot 599; Numismatik Naumann Auction 75, Lot 872)11 viewsObv: Two crowned figures standing facing, holding scepters; clouds above, three stars between
Rev: Brockage
Dim: 18mm, 2.01 g

Alexios and John Asen were scions of the Bulgarian royal house, who held a section of the Thracian coast as an independent fief during the turbulent reign of the Byzantine emperor John V. Site finds indicate these coins were struck in that area, and are not imperial Byzantine issues. Tentatively Attributed based on the following references:

Georganteli, E., A Palaiologan Trachion from the Dioikitiriou Square Excavation, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 20
Bendall, S., The Dioikitirion Square Trachion Reconsidered, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 21
Bendall, S., A Further Note on the Dioikitirion Square Trachy, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 23

Note that Dumbarton Oaks considers this "token" uncertain: https://www.doaks.org/resources/coins/catalogue/BZC.1960.88.4989
Quant.GeekNov 30, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1666; DOC 13)9 viewsObv: ✷ ΘЄOFIL ЬASIL; Crowned and draped bust of facing, holding patriarchal cross and akakia
Rev: Large M; cross above, X/X/X to left, N/N/N to right, Θ below
Dim: 28 mm, 8.03 g
Quant.GeekNov 30, 2019
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2026; DOC IV, Type F 6; Lianta 44-5)6 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospel in left
Rev: MANOVHΛ - ΔΕCΠΟΤHC; Full-length figure of emperor on left, crowned by Virgin, nimbate; Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; right hand holds labarum on long shaft; left hand holds anexikakia
Dim: 28 mm, 3.0g
Quant.GeekNov 29, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Follis, Constantinople, RY14 (Sear 1007; DOC 72; MIBE )11 viewsDim: 23mm, 4.28 g
Quant.GeekNov 25, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Follis, Constantinople, RY14 (Sear 1007; DOC 72; MIBE 170b)8 viewsObv: ЄNTϪT ONIKA; Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; In right hand, long cross, in left, globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; above star, beneath Є, to left, A/N/A, to right, N/Є/O/ς; in exergue, XIIII
Dim: 17mm, 3.39g, 6h
Quant.GeekNov 25, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Follis, Constantinople, RY14 (Sear 1007; DOC 72; MIBE 170b)8 viewsObv: ЄNTϪT ONIKA; Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; In right hand, long cross, in left, globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; above cross or star, beneath Λ?, to left, A/N/A, to right, N/Є/O/ς; in exergue, XIIII
Dim: 20 mm, 3.12 g
Quant.GeekNov 25, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Follis, Constantinople, RY2 (Sear 1001; DOC 61a; MIBE 163a)7 viewsObv: ЄNTϪT ONIKA; Constans standing, facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; In right hand, long cross, in left, globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; above ANA, to left, O/Φ/A, to right, N/Є/O/ς; in exergue, to left A, to right II
Dim: 23mm, 4.10 g
Quant.GeekNov 24, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Follis, Constantinople, RY15 (Sear 1008; DOC 75a; MIBE 172c)7 viewsObv: ЄNTϪT ONIKA; Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; In right hand, long cross, in left, globus cruciger
Rev: Large M, beneath A; above ✴, to left, KШN, to right, CTAN; in exergue XЧ
Dim: 19mm, 2.98 g
Quant.GeekNov 24, 2019
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2109; DOC IV, Type U 55; Lianta 261-62)7 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Full-length figure of Christ, bearded and nimbate, standing on dais(?); right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds Gospel; Star to left and right in field
Rev: Ш CΠO - ΔϪKΛC; Full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds anexikakia; left hand holds star on long shaft surmounting by lily
Dim: 24mm, 1.44 g
Quant.GeekNov 24, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2497; LPC 242.13; PCPC 265)3 viewsObv: Andronicus on horseback right, holding scepter; B to left, star to right
Rev: Palaeologan monogram; stars flanking
Dim: 19mm, 1.2 g
Quant.GeekNov 24, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2483; DOC V.919-20; LPC 234.3; PCPC 270; Lianta 835)3 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross with winged shaft
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus on left, and beardless and nimbate St. Demetrius; between them cross on long shaft; Andronicus wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds scepter cruciger; St. Demetrius holds in left hand spear; Star in cloud in upper center field
Dim: 20mm, 1.3 g
Quant.GeekNov 24, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 676A; MIB 89)4 viewsObv: Sear Monogram 20 of Phocas
Rev: Large Є; cross to right
Dim: 15mm, 1.37 g

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Quant.GeekNov 24, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 501B; MIB 74d)3 viewsObv: DN mAV TIЬЄRPP or similar; Bust facing right, diademed, in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є; to left rotated A
Dim: 15mm, 1.28g
Quant.GeekNov 24, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2366; Grierson 1433; LPC 208.8)3 viewsObv: Long cross with wing to left
Rev: Three-quarter length figures of Andronicus left, and St. Demetrius right with large cross between them
Dim: 21mm, 1.04 g
Quant.GeekNov 23, 2019
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Theodoros Comnenus-Ducas (1224-1230) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2165; DOC IV Type D, 7; Lianta 329-31)5 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospel in left hand. Pellet normally in each limb of nimbus cross; Star to right above throne
Rev: ΘЄOΔШPOC ΔϪK - X/M; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Michael nimbate, giving model of the city of Thessalonica with three towers into the hands of the emperor; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand hold labarum-headed scepter; Saint wears divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; left hand holds jeweled scepter; Manus Dei in upper center field
Dim: 29mm, 3.10 g
Quant.GeekNov 23, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear 214; DOC 206b; MIB 130)6 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVS; Justinian enthroned facing, holding long scepter with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large M between star and crescent; above, cross; below, B; in exergue, +THЄЧP
Dim: 34 mm, 17.32 g
Quant.GeekNov 21, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Half Follis, Theoupolis (Sear-225; DOC 208.4; MIBE 135)2 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVƧ P P AVS; Justinian enthroned facing, holding long scepter with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large K; to left, cross dividing T H/Є U/O/P; Γ to right
Quant.GeekNov 21, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Half Follis, Theoupolis (Sear-225; DOC 208; MIBE 135)2 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVS; Justinian enthroned facing, holding long scepter with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large K; to left, cross dividing T H/Є U/O/P; Γ to right
Dim: 28 mm, 9.10 g
Quant.GeekNov 21, 2019
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2129; DOC IV, Type G 9; Lianta 455-56)9 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate; left hand Gospel, pellet in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: Δ/Π to left, IШ center above, Γ/OΛ/Δ/M/T to right; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate; between them model of the city with three towers; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jewelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; Saint wears military tunic, breastplate and sagion; left hand holds sword, point resting on ground
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Byzantine Empire: Leontius (695-698) Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1335; DOC III.9; MIB III.33)4 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust of Leontius, holding globus cruciger; cross to right
Rev: Large K; cross above, A/N/NO and A across fields, Γ below
Dim: 20mm, 2.49g
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Parthian Empire: Artabanus IV (9-41) Chalkous, Ecbatana Mint (Sellwood 63.17var)20 viewsObv: Diademed and draped bust of Artabanos IV to left
Rev: Half-length figure of Tyche right, holding palm branch, circular dotted border
Dim: 10 mm, 1.0g
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian II, 1st Reign (685-695) Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1262; DOC 21; MIB 47)30 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust of Justinian, holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large K; date across field; Γ below
Dim: 26 mm, 4.74g



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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius III Apsimar (698-705) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1367; DOC 11)34 viewsObv: Emperor standing, wearing military garb, paludamentum, and crown with cross; In right hand, globus cruciger and in left, long cross
Rev: Large M; cross above, to left, A/N/N/O; B below; CON in exergue
Dim: 29 mm, 3.30g

Overstruck as usual, on an indeterminate host coin
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Ethiopian Coptic Geez Bible (ca. 18th Century)9 viewsEthiopian Handwritten Coptic Geez Bibles were produced as early as the fourteenth century until the late 19th century throughout Ethiopia, the first country to become an independent African nation. Christianity was introduced to Ethiopia in the 4th century when Syrian missionaries first translated the Bible into Geez, the language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The surviving body of Geez literature in composed almost entirely of Christian liturgy, as education was exclusively the responsibility of priests and monks. The bibles produced typically contain the gospels of the New Testament, recounting the life of Jesus of Nazareth and the foundation of the Christian faith with illuminated miniature paintings depicting the lives of the Saints.Quant.GeekOct 20, 2019
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Ethiopian Coptic Geez Bible (ca. 18th Century)10 viewsEthiopian Handwritten Coptic Geez Bibles were produced as early as the fourteenth century until the late 19th century throughout Ethiopia, the first country to become an independent African nation. Christianity was introduced to Ethiopia in the 4th century when Syrian missionaries first translated the Bible into Geez, the language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The surviving body of Geez literature in composed almost entirely of Christian liturgy, as education was exclusively the responsibility of priests and monks. The bibles produced typically contain the gospels of the New Testament, recounting the life of Jesus of Nazareth and the foundation of the Christian faith with illuminated miniature paintings depicting the lives of the Saints.Quant.GeekOct 20, 2019
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Ethiopian Coptic Geez Bible (ca. 18th Century)7 viewsEthiopian Handwritten Coptic Geez Bibles were produced as early as the fourteenth century until the late 19th century throughout Ethiopia, the first country to become an independent African nation. Christianity was introduced to Ethiopia in the 4th century when Syrian missionaries first translated the Bible into Geez, the language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The surviving body of Geez literature in composed almost entirely of Christian liturgy, as education was exclusively the responsibility of priests and monks. The bibles produced typically contain the gospels of the New Testament, recounting the life of Jesus of Nazareth and the foundation of the Christian faith with illuminated miniature paintings depicting the lives of the Saints.Quant.GeekOct 20, 2019
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Ethiopian Coptic Geez Bible (ca. 18th Century)11 viewsEthiopian Handwritten Coptic Geez Bibles were produced as early as the fourteenth century until the late 19th century throughout Ethiopia, the first country to become an independent African nation. Christianity was introduced to Ethiopia in the 4th century when Syrian missionaries first translated the Bible into Geez, the language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The surviving body of Geez literature in composed almost entirely of Christian liturgy, as education was exclusively the responsibility of priests and monks. The bibles produced typically contain the gospels of the New Testament, recounting the life of Jesus of Nazareth and the foundation of the Christian faith with illuminated miniature paintings depicting the lives of the Saints.Quant.GeekOct 20, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous (555-624) 4 Nummi, Cartago Spartaria (Gavil 44)16 viewsQuant.GeekOct 07, 2019
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South Soghd, Kashka Darya Valley: Anonymous (Late 1st century BCE - 1st century AD) AR Obol (Senior A12.3; Alram 1230; HGC 12, 499)15 viewsObv: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
Rev: Herakles standing right, holding club and filleted wreath
Dim: 14mm, 0.56 g, 12h
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class B Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1823; DOC B.1-64) - Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034)16 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book; Mardin Hoard Countermark #13 (عز)
Rev: IS-XS ЬAS-ILЄ ЬAS-ILЄ to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps; Unkown Countermark

Countermarked by Izz al-din Abu Bakr al-Dubaysi between 1146 and 1156 AD at the mint of al-Jazirah (obverse) and an unknown countermark that is not listed in The Mardin Hoard on the reverse.
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class K Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear 1901; DOC K.1)12 viewsObv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC. Border of large pellets; Mardin Hoard Countermark #10 (عدل‎) and #17 (لله)
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of the Virgin orans facing, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium; to left of nimbus, M; to right, Θ
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Pentanummium, Cyzicus (Sear 210; DOC 199; MIBE 124)8 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right
Rev: Large Є; in right field, KY
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Pentanummium, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear 244; DOC 271; MIBE 161)8 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right
Rev: Large Є with cross; in right field, star
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 501A; DOC 68c; MIB 74c)9 viewsObv: D N mAVRI or similar; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right
Rev: Large Є; to left Γ
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos IV Epiphanes (175-164 BCE) Serrate, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 1407; SNG Spaer 969)6 viewsObv: Veiled and diademed bust of Queen Laodice IV right
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY; Head of elephant left; tripod behind
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Kings of Bithynia: Prusias II Cynegos (182-149 BCE) Unit (SNG von Aulock 258; SNG Copenhagen 631; HGC 7, 634)8 viewsObv: Head of Prusias II to right, wearing winged diadem
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOVΣIOV; Herakles standing left, holding club and lion skin; monogram to inner right
Dim: 18.41mm, 3.08 g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (Unpublished) 7 viewsObv: ΔHMHT - ANΔ; Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate on left, and of bearded emperor; between them large patriarchal cross. Saint and emperor hold in right and left hand respectively scepter cruciger
Rev: Three-quarter-length figure of Michael IX, beardless on left, crowned by Andronicus II, bearded. Michael holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left anexikakia. Andronicus holds in left hand scepter cruciger. Both emperors wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros. Star in left field
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Duchy of Athens: Guy II de la Roche (1287-1308) BI Denier Tournois, Athens (CCS 93)8 viewsObv: ✠ ❜CVIDVX✿ATNS❜, or various other stop marks; Cross patte
Rev: ThBANI✿CIVIS, or variation; Castle tournois
Dim: 20 mm, 0.88 g

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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) AR Aspron Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2256var; DOC V 38; PCPC 18; Lianta 507)10 viewsObv: Seraph facing between B B
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄC/ΠO/Τ to left, Ο/ΠΑ/ΛЄO to right; Full-length figure of emperor between B ᗺ wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds sword point downward; left hand holds anexikakia
Dim: 24 mm, 0.86 g
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos VI Dionysos (144-142 BCE) Serrate, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 2006; HGC 9, 1043)11 viewsObv: Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI right
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛNTIOXOY in two lines above, EΠIΦANOYΣ ΔIONYΣOY in two lines below; Elephant advancing left, holding torch in trunk; to right, ΣTA above cornucopia



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Pallavas of Kanchipuram: Mahendravarman I (580-630 CE) Potin Unit (Krishnamurthy-228)5 viewsObv: Bull standing to right, legend vampu above
Rev: Conch shell with lamps on either side enclosed within a rayed circle
Dim: 2.56g
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-103; Gray-84a; KM#76)9 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Cross in a circle
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) AE Cash (UBJ-125; Gray-91b; KM#67)12 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Crowned codfish, horizontal letter A to the right, symbol of Iceland
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-106; Gray-84e; KM#78)10 views Obv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Cross, with J O below cross, blundered version of J C for "Jesus Christ "
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-120; Gray-88; KM#65)9 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Galloping horsemen to the right, with upraised sword, crescent below
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Byzantine Empire: Leontius (695-698) Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1335; DOC III.9; MIB III.33)8 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust of Leontius, holding globus cruciger; cross to right
Rev: Large K; cross above, A/N/NO and II across fields, Γ below
Dim: 20mm, 2.49g
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Seleukid Empire: Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII (126-121 BCE) Unit, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 2264b; HGC 9, 1192; CSE 320; SNG Spaer 2463)11 viewsObv: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche to right
Rev: BAΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ - ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ; Tiller on basis; to inner left, IE above AЧP (date); aphlaston on below
Dim: 16 mm, 3.52 g, 7 h
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos I Soter (281-261 BCE) Half Chalkous, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 342; HGC 9, 196)10 viewsObv: Macedonian shield with anchor in central boss and six double crescents around
Rev: BA AN; Forepart of a war elephant to right; upright jawbone to left, club to right; ME monogram to the lower left field
Dim: 10.5 mm, 1.53 g, 3 h
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Byzantine Empire: Michael I Rhangabe (811-813) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1616; DOC III.3)22 viewsObv: IhSЧS XRIS-tЧS ҺICA; Cross potent on three steps; triple border
Rev: +MIXA/HL S ΘЄOFV/LACtЄ ЄC Θ'/ bASILIS RO/mAIOҺ legend in five lines; triple border
Dim: 2.16 g
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Byzantine Empire: Leo V the Armenian (813-820) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1628; DOC 4)23 viewsObv: IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA; Cross potent on three steps
Rev: LЄOҺ / S COҺSTAҺ/TIҺЄ Є CΘЄЧ/ ЬASILIS RO/mAIOҺ in five lines
Dim: 2.13 g
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Byzantine Empire: Michael II the Amorian (820-829) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1641; DOC 6)8 viewsObv: IhSЧS XRIS-tЧS ҺICA; Cross potent on three steps; triple border
Rev: +MIXA/HL S ΘЄOFI/LЄ ЄC ΘЄЧ/ bASILIS RO/mAIOҺ legend in five lines; triple border
Dim: 2.07 g
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and Romanus I (913-959) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1754; DOC 18)8 viewsObv: IҺSЧS XRI-STЧS ҺICA; Cross crosslet set upon three steps; globus below
Rev: ROmAҺO / COҺSTAҺt / CЄ XPISTOF / ЄҺ XШ ЄV SЄ / Ь' ЬASIL R'; Legend in five lines
Dim: 2.70 g
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Hemidrachm, Arados (Price 3318; HGC 3.1, 947b)14 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Atophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, Σ in left field, AP monogram below throne
Dim: 14 mm, 1.97 g
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Decanummium, Constantinople, RY 14 (Sear 167; DOC 78)5 viewsObv: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large I; cross above, A/N/N/O X/II/II across fields; CON in exergue
Dim: 22 mm, 5.31 g
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1880A)11 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, IC and XC above lateral arms of cross; six-pointed stars beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger
Dim: 25 mm, 4.95 g
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1879)10 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, six-pointed stars above lateral arms of cross; IC XC beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger
Dim: 29 mm, 6.34 g
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class K Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear 1901; DOC K.1)8 viewsObv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC. Border of large pellets
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of the Virgin orans facing, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium; to left of nimbus, M; to right, Θ
Dim: 23 mm, 5.24 g
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class K Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear 1901; DOC K.1)9 viewsObv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC. Border of large pellets
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of the Virgin orans facing, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium; to left of nimbus, M; to right, Θ
Dim: 27 mm, 5.42 g
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Lydia, Maeonia: Pseudo-autonomous issue at time of Marcus Aurelius (161-180) Unit (BMC 17-18; Lindgren I, 749; RPC IV online, 1325; SNG Copenhagen 222-223; SNG Mnchen 302)25 viewsObv: Bearded head of Herakles to left
Rev: MAIO-NΩN; Omphale advancing right, wearing lion's skin and holding club over shoulder
Dim: 19 mm, 5.10 g, 12 h
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Roman Imperial: Julian II (360-363) Double Maiorina, Antioch (RIC 216; LRBC 2640)18 viewsObv: D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian II to right
Rev: SECVRITAS REI PVB; Bull standing right; above, two stars; below, ANTΓ flanked by two palms
Dim: 29 mm, 7.38 g, 6 h
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Parthian Empire: Vologases IV (ca. 147-191) Dichalkon, Seleukeia on the Tigris (Sellwood 84.145; Shore 633)6 viewsObv: Diademed bust of Vologases IV to left, wearing tiara; to left, ςOY
Rev: Draped and turreted bust of Tyche to right; to right, A
Dim: 16 mm, 2.43 g, 12 h
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class B Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1823; DOC B.1-64; Zervos Type B-2) - Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034)23 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, dot in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book
Rev: IS-XS ЬAS-ILЄ ЬAS-ILЄ to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps
Dim: 27 mm, 8.65 g

An extremely rare variation of the Anonymous Class B Follis. The arms of the nimbus cross has only dots and the book of Gospels has five dots. Using Orestes H. Zervos' classifications of the Class B folles, these types were found during the excavation of Corinth. See the following paper:

Zervos, Orestes H., The Substantive Varieties of Anonymous Folles of Class B, Nomismatika Khronika No. 22/2003
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (1230-1237) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2177; DOC IV Type A, 3; Lianta 346-50)24 viewsObv: O AΓIOC ΔHMHTPIOC in two columnar groups; Bust of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds hilt of sword (or cross)
Rev: ΜAΝϪΗΛ ΔЄC, IC XC in upper and right field. Full-length figure of ruler on left, crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and paneled chlamys; right hand holds scepter cruciger; left hand holds anexikakia. Christ holds Gospel in left hand.
Dim: 30 mm, 2.58 g
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Theodoros Comnenus-Ducas (1224-1230) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2167; DOC IV Type F, 1227-28)27 viewsObv: O AΓIOC ΔHMHTPIOC in two columnar groups; St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, seated upon throne without back, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds hilt of sword; left hand holds sheath, horizontally across knees
Rev: ΘЄOΔШPOC ΔЄC; MP - ΘV in upper and right field; Half-length figure of emperor on left, and of Virgin nimbate; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft, at the base of which, a small globe. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciger, Manus Dei in upper left field
Dim: 33 mm, 3.11 g
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Follis, Cyzicus, IY 4 (Sear 96; DOC 41)10 viewsObv: D И IVSTINVS PP AVG; Bust of Emperor facing right, diademed in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large M, K - Y across field, cross above; INςΔ in exergue
Dim: 34 mm, 16.26 g.
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 516; MIB 83; DOC 118)26 viewsObv: D N mAVRI or similar; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right
Rev: Large Є; to left N
Dim: 18 mm, 1.78 g, 6 h
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 501A; MIB 74c)10 viewsObv: D N mAVRI or similar; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right
Rev: Large Є; to left A
Dim: 16 mm, 1.60 g, 7 h
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A1 Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1793) - Attributed to John I Tzimisces (969-976)12 viewsObv: +ЄMMA-NOVHΛ; IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus
Rev: +IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines

Overstruck on a Constantinople mint follis of Constantine VII (SB 1761)
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2438; DOC V, 686-89; LPC 90.39; PCPC 171; Lianta 798)9 viewsObv: O/AΓ/IOC/AN to left, Δ/PO/NI/KO/C to right, or similar; Half-length figure of St. Andronicus, beardless and nimbate, wearing episcopal vestments; right hand holds small cross before him
Rev: AVTOKPATOPЄC - POMAIШN; Full-length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left, and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros
of simplified type; between them labarum on long shaft. Both emperors place free hands upon chest
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Roman Republic: Anonymous (ca. 211 BCE) Quadrans, Uncertain Sardinian, Sicilian, or non-Roman Italian Mint (Crawford 56/5; Sydenham 143c/679c)18 viewsObv: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin; to left
Rev: Prow of galley right; ROMA above, below
Dim: 20mm, 5.23 g, 6h
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class F Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1856; DOC III.2-F.3) - Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067)27 viewsObv: IC-XC in field; Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction; gospels in left hand
Rev: IS XS / ЬASILЄ / ЬASIL in three lines; cross above and beneath
Dim: 27mm, 9.22 g, 6h
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Decanummium, Antioch? (cf Sear 676; cf DOC 104)13 viewsObv: Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding globus cruciger and mappa
Rev: Large X; cross above
Dim: 16mm, 2.40g, 12h
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (110-109 BCE) 18, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 2368.5; SNG Spaer 2701-2)18 viewsObv: Laureate head of bearded Herakles right
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΦIΛOΠATOΡOΣ; Athena standing left, holding Nike in right and resting left hand on shield at her side, with spear behind her; monogram above aphlaston in outer left field, uncertain date in exergue
Dim: 18mm, 5.02g, 1h

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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Large Module, Constantinople (Sear 2039; CLBC 11.18.1; DOC IV Type S; Grierson 1259)15 viewsObv: Columnar legend O/A/ΓΙ/OC to left, NЄ/T/P/O/C to right; Full-length figure of Saint Peter nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left, two keys
Rev: MP - ΘV in upper field, columnar legend A/ΓΙO/CO to left, PI/TI/CA to right; Full-length figure of Virgin Hagisoritissa nimbate, orans, turned to right, wearing tunic and maphorion; Manus Dei in upper field
Dim: 32 mm, 3.71 g
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Half-tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear 2058; CLBC 11.26; DOC IV Type A; Grierson 1265)35 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Bust of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion
Rev: Leaved patriarchal cross
Dim: 19 mm, 2.26 g
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Half-tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear 2059; CLBC 11.27; DOC IV Type B; Grierson 1266) 14 viewsObv: Columnar legend Η/ΑΓΙ/ΑЄ/AЄ/ΝЄ to left; Full-length figure of St. Helen nimbate, turned slightly to right, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds patriarchal cross on long shaft in left hand.
Rev: Circular legend OAΓΙOC or similar to left, KONCTANT to right; Full-length figure of St. Constantine, turned slightly to left, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds patriarchal cross on long shaft in right hand, and in left, anexikakia.
Dim: 19 mm, 1.93 g
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2056; DOC IV Type B; Grierson 1263; CLBC 11.24.1)28 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Columnar legend O/ЄM/MA on left, NϪ/HA on right. Bust of Christ Emmanuel, bearded (sic) and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, blesses with right hand in front of chest, and holds Gospels in left
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and chlamys; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2047; DOC IV Type D; CLBC 11.23.3)19 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in left hand and bless with right hand in front of chest; Asterisk above cushion on throne, on both sides
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; hods in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left, globus cruciger

This is the second sub-type of 11.23.3 which has an even smaller die size. The image of Christ is truncated even further to a point where the image stops at Christ's knees. It is the rarer of the two types of 11.23.3. See Marchev-Wachter for more information.
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Half Follis, Nicomedia, RY 16 (Sear 203; DOC 236; MIBE 153)36 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVI; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large K; cross above, A/N/N/O and XЧ in field; CH in exergue
Dim: 30 mm, 10.28 g, 11 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Nummus, Carthage (Sear 281; DOC 309; MIBE 193)17 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right
Rev: Large A
Dim: 10 mm, 0.53 g, 4 h

This issue was struck shortly after Belisarius defeated Gelimer, the last king of the Vandals, which reunited the African provinces with the Empire.
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578-582 CE) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 438A; DOC 22; MIBE 33a)16 viewsObv: d m TIb PP AVI; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius II, Constantine right
Rev: Large Ч
Dim: 18 mm, 1.79 g, 1 h
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578-582) Follis, Theopolis, RY 6 (Sear 448; DOC 41; MIBE 47)13 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust of Tiberius II Constantine, wearing crown surmounted with cross and consular robes, holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and Ч; above, cross; in exergue, THЄЧP'
Dim: 31 mm, 14.59 g, 7 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear 214; DOC 206dvar; MIB 128)28 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVS; Justinian enthroned facing, holding long scepter with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large M between stars; above, cross; below, Γ; in exergue, +THЄЧP+
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 647; DOC 40; MIBE 67)9 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, with long beard
Rev: Large Ч
Dim: 17mm, 1.53 g, 6h
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Arabia Felix, Himyar: Dhamar'alī Yuhabirr (135-175) AR Fraction (Munro-Hay 3.14iii, 3.21iii; Huth 401-403)9 viewsObv: Male head with curly hair to right
Rev: Bearded male head to right; 𐩺𐩠𐩨𐩧 (yhbr) in exergue
Dim: 9 mm, 0.37 g, 11 h
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Arabia Felix, Lihyan: Anonymous (ca. 2nd-1st century BCE) Tetradrachm (BMC Arabia pl. LV 2-9; Huth 40)26 viewsObv: Devolved head ot Athena to right
Rev: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig
Dim: 23 mm, 12.83 g, 9 h
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Arabia Felix, Lihyan: Anonymous (ca. 2nd-1st century BCE) Hemidrachm (BMC Arabia pl. LV 2-9; Huth 40)12 viewsObv: Devolved head ot Athena to right
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig
Dim: 15 mm, 2.31 g, 6 h
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2275; DOC V 91-5; Bendall-Donald C.16; PCPC 37)16 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans
Rev: Χ/Μ/Δ/Є/C/Π to left, Ο/ΠΑ/ΛЄ/O/Γ/S to right or variation; Emperor seated upon throne with back wearing stemma, divitision and loros; holds sword across knees
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2108; DOC IV, Type T 54; Lianta 259-60)22 viewsObv: Full-length figure of St. George nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear resting over shoulder; left hand holds shield resting on ground. B B in field
Rev: IШ/Δ/Є to left, OΔϪK on right; Emperor seated upon throne with back, wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds sword; left hand holds sheath horizontally across knees
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Unit, Uncertain Western Asian Mint (Price 2800)13 views Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; Bow in bow-case and club; below, race-torch left
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2127; DOC IV, Type E.7; Lianta 450-52)16 viewsObv: ΓΟA ΔHMHTPIOC in two columnar groups; Bust of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds sword, resting over shoulder
Rev: IШ O/Δ/Ϫ/K; Full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; left hand holds labarum on long shaft
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 2)13 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
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Empire of Nicaea: Theodore II Ducas-Lascaris (1254-1258) Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2143; DOC IV, Type C 11; Lianta 307-8)22 viewsObv: O AΓIOC ΘЄΟΔШΡΟC, in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in right hand spear; holds in left hand, shield
Rev: ΘЄΟΔШΡΟC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC Ο ΛΑCΚAΡΙC or O ΔϪΚΑC, in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of Theodore wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft; holds in left hand, globus surmounted by patriarchal cross
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Empire of Nicaea: Theodore II Ducas-Lascaris (1254-1258) Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2142; DOC IV, Type B 10)16 viewsObv: Lys to left and right in lower field; Full-length figure of St. Tryphon, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds cross in right hand
Rev: ΘЄΟΔШΡΟC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC ΔϪΚΑC Ο ΛΑCΚAΡΙC, in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of Theodore wearing stemma, divitision, and paneled chlamys; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter and in left, globus cruciger. Manus Dei in upper right field
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Hemiobol, Tarsus (Price 3030)22 viewsObv: Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY franked by bow in case and club; above club, grape bunch on stern and N
Dim: 17.5 mm, 6.84 g, 8 h
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Hemiobol, Tarsus (Price 3029; Mller 1539; SNG Copenhagen 1058)14 viewsObv: Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY franked by bow in case and club; above club, grape bunch on stern and Θ
Dim: 19 mm, 7.32 g, 3 h
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Sicily, Akragas: Anonymous (ca. 425-406 BCE) Hemilitron (SNG ANS 1065)23 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress, within circular counterstamp
Rev: Blank
Dim: 28.46 mm, 15.82 gm
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) Unit, Uncertain Mint (Mller 74; SNG Copenhagen 1152)11 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev: Lion charging right; below, monogram and spearhead
Dim: 18 mm, 3.89 g, 7 h
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) Unit, Lysimachia? (SNG Copenhagen 1168-1169; HGC 3.2, 1761)9 viewsObv: Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev: ΒΑΣΙ ΛΥΣΙ, Wreath of grain ears
Dim: 13 mm, 2.08 g, 10 h
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Macedonian Kingdom: Kassander (316-297 BCE) 1/2 Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (SNG Alpha Bank 881-2)17 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ, lion reclining right; A to right
Dim: 16 mm, 4.23 g, 11 h
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (Price 260)19 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress; behind, Φ
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Club, quiver and bowfine.
Dim: 18 mm, 5.97 g, 2 h
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Unit, Salamis (Price 3059)10 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress; before, caduceus
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club, quiver and bow; above, caduceus.
Dim: 18 mm, 5.47 g, 3 h
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Macedonian Kingdom: Amphipolis (148-132 BCE) Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (SNG ANS 120-2)9 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev:AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, lion standing right; club below, monogram to right
Dim: 14 mm, 4.05 g, 1 h
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Arados (Price 3332; SNG Alpha Bank 675; SNG Saroglos 579-81)32 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Atophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, kerykeion in left field, AP monogram
Dim: 25 mm, 17.13 g, 3 h
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Megaris, Megara: Anonymous (ca. 275-250 BCE) Dichalkon (BCD Peloponnesos 18.1; HGC 4-1798)20 viewsObv: Prow left; ΜΕΓΑ above
Rev:Tripod flanked by two dolphins swimming upward
Dim: 3.21 gm, 13 mm
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A2-41 Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1813) - Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025)17 viewsObv: +ЄMMA-NOVHΛ; IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus
Rev: +IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Half Follis, Cyzicus (Sear 669; DOC 82; MIBE 80b)9 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross
Rev: Large XX; star above; KYZA in exergue



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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class F Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1856; DOC III.2-F.3) - Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067)14 viewsObv: IC-XC in field; Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction; gospels in left hand
Rev: IS XS / ЬASILЄ / ЬASIL in three lines; cross above and beneath

Overstruck on an Anonymous Class E Follis
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A2 Follis, Contemporary Imitation (DOC III.2-A2.52.3)11 viewsQuant.GeekDec 04, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: Anonymous (1227-1261) Tetarteron (Sear 2155)16 viewsObv: IC XC in arcs of cross; Cross decorated with pellets
Rev: Two Bs, back to back, decorated with pellets; pellet in loops of letter to right
Dim: 17mm, 1.85g
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class F Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1856; DOC III.2-F.2) - Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067)24 viewsObv: IC-XC in field; Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction; gospels in left hand
Rev: IS XS / ЬASILЄ / ЬASIL in three lines; cross above and beneath
Dim: 25mm, 5.38g

Overstruck on an Anonymous Class C Follis
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip V (221-179 BCE) AR Hemidrachm, Pella or Amphipolis (Mamroth, Bronzemnzen 25a; SNG Alpha Bank 1116)10 viewsObv: Head of Heracles right, with thick beard and mustache, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; horizontal harpa; ΔI monogram above, all within oak wreath
Dim: 22mm, 5.97 gm, 8h
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Hemidrachm, Marathus (Price P166)16 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus Atophoros seated left, left leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; NKA monogram in left field, APK monogram under strut
Dim: 14mm, 1.89 gm, 1h
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (ADM II series VIII, 124-5)27 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus Atophoros seated left on backless throne; right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; branch upward in left field, horse leg left below throne
Dim: 17mm, 4.27 gm, 5h
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear 816; DOC 75a; MIB 172)14 viewsObv: dN hRAC-LI PERP AVG or similar; Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing
Rev: Large I; cross above, star to left, Δ to right; CON in exergue
Dim: 18mm, 4.10g
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Sarabhapuriyas of Maha Kosala: Prasannamitra (ca. 525-550 CE) AV 12 Rattis (ATEC 5207; ACR 904; Friedberg 120)24 viewsObv: Garuda standing facing with wings outstretched, flanked by discus and sankh shell; crescent and pellet flanking head; in lower region, Brahmi legend: śri prasannamitra, kalasa below
Rev: Incuse image of obverse design
Dim: 18mm, 1.32 g, 12h
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 501A; MIB 74c)17 viewsObv: DN mAV RCPPAG or similar; Bust facing right, diademed, in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є; to left A
Dim: 16mm, 1.43g
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 501B; MIB 74d)9 viewsObv: DN mAV TIЬЄRPP or similar; Bust facing right, diademed, in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є; to left rotated A
Dim: 16mm, 1.41g
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AE 5 Cash (C#171a.1)19 viewsObv: Elephant to left with trunk upraised; Kannada legend above - ಶ್ರೀ ಚಾಮುಂಡಿ (Sri Chamundi) with sun and moon between ಶ್ರೀ (Sri); the whole enclosed in lined circle and ring of dots.
Rev: ಕೃಷ್ಣ (Krishna); ಮಯಿಲಿ ಕಾಸು ೫ (Mayili Kasu 5), V CASH in English below, enclosed in lined circle
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AE 5 Cash (C#191.2)13 viewsObv: Lion to the left with right paw upraised; Kannada legend ಶ್ರೀ (Sri) between the sun and moon above; date below the lion; the whole enclosed in lined circle and ring of dots
Rev: ಕೃಷ್ಣ (Krishna) and ضرب میسور (Struck at Mysore) on the field; 5 in English to the left, enclosed in lined circle
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AE 10 Cash (C#192.2)10 viewsObv: Lion to the left with right paw upraised; Kannada legend ಶ್ರೀ (Sri) between the sun and moon above; date below the lion; the whole enclosed in lined circle and ring of dots
Rev: ಕೃಷ್ಣ (Krishna) and ضرب میسور (Struck at Mysore) on the field; retrograde 10 in English to the left, enclosed in lined circle
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Ilkhanid: Abu Sa'id (1316-1335) AV Dinar, AH722, Wasit Mint (Album 2202, Type D; Diler 502; ICV 2133)25 viewsObv: Arabic legend within pentafoil - ﺿﺮﺏ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻳﺎﻡ ﺩﻭﻟﺔ ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻄﺎﻥ ﺍﻻﻋﻈﻢ ﺍﺑﻮﺳﻌﻴﺪ ﺑﻬﺎﺩﺭﺧﺎﻥ ﺧﻠﺪﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﻠﻜﻪ (Struck in the days of prosperity of the Supreme Sultan Abu Said Bahadur Khan, may God perpetuate his sovereignty); date within arms of pentafoil - ﺳﻨﺔ ﺍﺛﻨﺘﻴﻦ ﻭﻋﺸﺮﻳﻦ ﻭﺳﺒﻌﻤﺎﺋﺔ (year twenty two and seven hundred)
Rev: Arabic legend in multiple lines - ﻻ ﺍﻟﻪ ﺍﻻ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); ﺿﺮﺏ واسط above and below ﻣﺤﻤﺪ (Struck at Wasit above and below Muhammad); names of the four Rightly Guided Caliphs at 12:00 ﺍﺑﻮﺑﻜﺮ (Abu bakr), at 3:00 ﻋﻤﺮ (Umar), at 6:00 ﻋﺜﻤﺎﻥ (Uthman), at 9:00 ﻋﻠﻰ (Ali)
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Ilkhanid: Abu Sa'id (1316-1335) AV Dinar, AH720, Shiraz Mint (Album 2198, Type C; Diler 494; ICV 2128)22 viewsObv: Within a lobated square, ﺿﺮﺏ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻳﺎﻡ ﺩﻭﻟﺔ ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻄﺎﻥ ﺍﻻﻋﻈﻢ ﺍﺑﻮﺳﻌﻴﺪ ﺧﻠﺪﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﻠﻜﻪ (struck in the days of the reign of the Greatest Sultan Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, may Allah perpetuate his kingdom); within the lobes, to right, left and below, ; in eight segments around, mint and date
Rev: In a miḥrāb-like niche formed by the Kufic inscriptions, ﻓﺴﻴﻜﻔﻴﻜﻬﻢ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻭﻫﻮﺍﻟﺴﻤﻴﻊ ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻴﻢ (and Allah will be sufficient to protect you against them, and He is the Hearer, the Knower); inside the niche, ﻻ ﺍﻟﻪ ﺍﻻ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); below, the Rāshidūn, ﺍﺑﻮ ﺑﻜﺮ ﻋﻤﺮ ﻋﺜﻤﺎﻥ ﻋﻠﻰ (Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali)
Dim: 8.10g, 6h
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Rashtrakutas: Anonymous (ca. 9th-12th century) AV Fanam (Unpublished)6 viewsObv: Lion standing left with head turned to face
Rev: Blank
Dim: 7 mm, 0.19 gm

The attribution of this coin is tentatively assigned to the Rashtrakutas based on the presence of the lion which seems to be similar to the Rashtrakuta Lion emblem.
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Salduquds: Izz al-Din Salduq (1129-1168 CE) AE Fals, NM, ND (Album-1890)14 viewsObv: Two standing figures with the one on the right holding a patriarchal cross on three steps in his right hand. This may be the Byzantine emperor John II Comnenus on the left and St. George on the right, but it could equally well be the Emperor Manuel I Comnenus and St. Theodore on the right.
Rev: Arabic legend on four lines - السلطان المعظم مسعود بن محمد عز الدين صادق بن علي (The Mighty Sultan Masud ibn Muhammad Izz al-Din Salduq ibn Ali)

Citing the Western Seljuq overlord Mas'ud, who ruled 1134-1152
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Western Gangas: Anonymous (ca. 1000-1327) AV Fanam (MNI 703; MSI 195-96)9 viewsObv: Caparisoned elephant standing right
Rev: Ornamental floral scroll
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2269; DOC V 77-78; PCPC-30; Bendall-Donald C.12)6 viewsObv: Half-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate; right hand holds sprear resting over shoulder; left hand holds globus
Rev: X/M or similar to left, Ⓐ/Γ/Є to right; Half-length figure of emperor on left, and St. George, beardless and nimbate; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciform. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion; left hand holds sheathed sword; Manus Dei in upper left field
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1215-1240) Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2055; DOC IV Type A, B.24; Grierson 1262; CLBC 11.23.1)22 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospel in left hand and blesses with right hand in front of chest. ✷ above cushion on throne, on both sides
Rev: Retrograde circular legend ΛΝVΗΛ? left, ΔCC? to right or without legend; Half-length figure of emperor with stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left, globus cruciger
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Todor Svetoslav (13001322) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.8.4; Youroukova & Penchev 55; Dobrinić & Dimnik 7.2.1; Dochev 1550)14 viewsObv: Large Cross with wide arms, adorned in outer corners with small circles
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Dim: 22mm, 1.67g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2370; DOC 849-51; LPC p. 210, 11; PCPC 255)9 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of St. Demetrius, holding spear; large retrograde B to left
Rev: Half-length figure of Andronicus standing facing, holding model of city and cross-tipped scepter
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Small Module Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2216; DOC IV, Type Q B.30; CLBC 14.20.3; Grierson 1226)17 viewsObv: Cross, radiate, decorated with pellets
Rev: IШ to left, ΔC to right; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, chiton, body armor with pteryges, and sagion; holds in right hand sword, resting over shoulder, and in left, castle with three towers
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Despotate of Epirus: Bulgarian Imitation of John II Orsini (1323-1335) Denier Tournois, Arta (Seltman Type G)7 viewsObv: +I[...]ЄSPOTIVS or similar; Cross patte
Rev: [...]ΛTΛ CΛSTIV or similar; Castle tournois

See Late Deniers Tournois of Frankish Greece by A. J. Seltman
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Despotate of Epirus: Bulgarian Imitation of John II Orsini (1323-1335) Denier Tournois, Arta (Seltman Type G)16 viewsObv: +IOIƧ DEƧ[...] or similar; Cross patte
Rev: DE ƧΛ C[Λ]ƧT[...] or similar; Castle tournois with three pellets to the left and one pellet to the right of castle

See Late Deniers Tournois of Frankish Greece by A. J. Seltman
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Small Module Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2220; DOC IV, Type V B.35; CLBC 14.26.3; Lianta 424)12 viewsObv: Wing to left or to right
Rev: Winged, beardless bust of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision and collar-piece; holds in right hand sword resting over shoulder or jeweled scepter, and in left, anexikakia; surmounting the crenelated walls of a city
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Small Module Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.29.3; Penchev p. 52, No. 224; CNG Lot 1521/2001)16 viewsObv: Θ ΔΙ or similar; Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing chiton, body armor with pteryges, and saigon; in right hand holding sword, resting over shoulder, and in left, shield, resting on ground
Rev: IШ ΔЄ or similar; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, orarion, and cloak; in right hand hold labarum on long shaft, and in left, anexikakia
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6 viewsJustin II, with Sophia. 565-578. Half Follis (20mm, 6.62 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. Dated RY 8 (572/3). Nimbate figures of Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively / Large K; cross above, date across field; TЄS. DOC 73; MIBE 70a; SB 366. Quant.GeekOct 19, 2018
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1230) Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (CLBC-11.36.3)19 viewsObv: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: Obscure circular legend; Emperor with rounded beard, seated upon throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, and collar-piece; holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left, anexikakia

Note that Marchev-Waachter only recorded one specimen in a private collection. Unfortunately, the obverse was not present, but it can be clearly seen here as a nimbate Virgin on a throne. Similar to the reference coin, the legends are obscure.
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Aksumite Empire: Armah (ca. 630-650) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 71.2; Munro-Hay Type 151; BMC Axum 566)8 viewsObv: ነገሠ አረመሐ (negu ArmaH; King Armah); Crowned bust of Armah facing right, holding cruciform scepter; cross-tipped grain ear to left
Rev: ሠሀለ ወሰለመ (hl wa-salm; Mercy and Peace); Church faade
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1215-1240) Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2044; DOC IV Type A, B.30; Grierson 1267; CLBC 11.3.1.A)29 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless head of Christ on breast
Rev: Circular legend ΜΑΝO-ΗΛЄCΠ or similar; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and chlamys; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft, and in left, anexikakia
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2054; Bendall pl 9.39-40; CLBC 11.22.3; Lianta 99)15 viewsObv: Cross on base; IC in upper quarters, NK in lower quarters
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds globus cruciger
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Indonesian Buddhist Palm Leaf Manuscript18 viewsApproximately 13 1/4" across
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Sodasa: Anonymous (1st century CE) Pb 1/2 Unit (BMC, p. 190, 136-7)15 viewsObv: The goddess Lakshmi standing facing, holdng a lotus; Brahmi legend Mahakhatapasa putasa khatapasa Sodasasa around
Rev: Abhisekha of Lakshmi: the goddess standing facing, watered by an elephant on lotus on either side
Dim: 17 mm, 4.90 g
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Taxila: Anonymous (185-168 BCE) 1 1/2 karshapana (AICR 1083-4; MACW 4404-7; HGC 12, 774)19 viewsObv: Elephant advancing right; before, plant
Rev: Horse prancing left; above, star
Dim: 20x15 mm, 9.51 g, 12 h
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Seleukid Empire: Seleukos I Nikator (312 -281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Babylon II (Price 3349; SC C94.7d; HGC 9, 10g)37 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue; Zeus Atophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; anchor and monogram to left; Π below throne
Dim: 28mm, 17.19 g, 8h

From the Collection of Jos Miguel Mrquez del Prado
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Pentanummium, Uncertain Mint (Sear 337; DOC 369; MIBE 246)8 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right; around, blundered legend
Rev: Large V within wreath
Dim: 11 mm, 1.12 g, 6 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Pentanummium, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear 240; DOC 205; MIBE 140)10 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right
Rev: Tyche of Antioch seated left within shrine; to left, retrograde Є
Dim: 12 mm, 2.10 g, 6 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear 214; DOC 206b. MIB 130)20 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVS; Justinian enthroned facing, holding long scepter with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large M between star and crescent; above, cross; below, B; in exergue, +THЄЧP
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527) Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 111; DOC 57)10 viewsObv: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right
Rev: Tyche of Antioch, turreted, seated left within columned shrine with half submerged figure of river-god Orontes swimming at her feet, retrograde Є to left
Dim: 11 mm, 1.85 g, 7 h
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Follis, Antioch (Sear 533; DOC 165a; MIB 96)15 viewsObv: Bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, holding mappa in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter with his left
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and X/III; above, cross; below, A; in exergue, THЄЧP'
Dim: 29 mm, 11.39 g, 5 h
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Follis, Antioch (Sear 533; DOC 172d; MIB 96)8 viewsObv: Bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, holding mappa in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter with his left
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and X/X; above, cross; below, S; in exergue, THЄЧP'
Dim: 27 mm, 11.43 g, 7 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 371; DOC 116; MIBE 49)9 viewsObv: Monogram of Justin II
Rev: Large Є; in field to right, N
Dim: 14 mm, 2.26 g, 6 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 371; DOC 116; MIBE 49)8 viewsObv: Monogram of Justin II
Rev: Large Є; in field to right, N
Dim: 13 mm, 1.51 g, 12 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear 362; DOC 59; MIB 22-3)7 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin II, in military attire, standing right, holding spear with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large I; star to left and right; cross above; CON in exergue
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12 viewsARAB-BYZANTINE: Standing Emperor, ca. 680s, AE fals, Dimashq, A-3517.2, bird on T left, mint name in Greek to right / anchor above and downward crescent below M, Arabic duriba / dimashq / ja'iz around
Dim: 4.35g, 6 h
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Russia: Ivan IV Vasilyevich Grozny (1547-1584) AR Kopek, Pskov (Клещинов-Гришин 79)13 viewsObv: Ivan IV on horseback to right; ΓP below
Rev: Cyrillic inscription in five lines - ЦРЬИ \\ КНSЬВЕ \\ ЛИКIИBA \\ НЪВСЕЯ \\ РУСИ (Царь и Князь Великий Иван всея Руси; Tsar and Grand Prince Ivan of all Rus)
Dim: 13 mm, 0.70 g, 11 h

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Russia: Boris Feodorovich Godunov (1598-1605) AR Kopek, Moskva (Спасский 81/6)23 viewsObv: Boris on horseback to right; MO below, O to upper right field
Rev: Cyrillic inscription in five lines - ЦРЬIВЕЛ \\ IКИКНSЬ \\ БОРIСЪθЕ \\ ДОРОВIЧЬВ \\ СЕЯРУСI (ЦАРЬ И ВЕЛИКИЙ КНЯЗЬ БОРИС ФЕДОРОВИЧ ВСЕЯ РУСИ; Tsar and Grand Duke Boris Feodorovich of All Rus)
Dim: 15 mm, 0.65 g, 10 h
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Russia: Ivan V Alexeyevich (1682-1696) AR Kopek, Moskva (Петров 446)8 viewsObv: Ivan IV on horseback to right; M below horse
Rev: Cyrillic inscription in four lines
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Ilkhanid:Uljaytu (1304-1316) AR 2 dirhams, AH711, Arzan al-Rum Mint (Album 2184; ICV 2111; Diler 365) 13 viewsObv: In double circle, ﻻ ﺍﻟﻪ ﺍﻻ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the apostle of Allah) followed by ﻋﻠﻰ ﻭﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (Ali is the vicegerent of God), with ﺑﺴﻢ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻟﻜﺮﻳﻢ (In the name of God, the Holy) around; in the margin, the Twelve Imams, normally as follows, ﺍﻟﻠﻬﻢ ﺻﻠﻰ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﺍﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﻭﺍﻟﺤﺴﻴﻦ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﻭ ﺟﻌﻔﺮ ﻭ ﻣﻮﺳﻰ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﻭﻋﻠﻰ ﻭ ﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﻭ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ()
Rev: Within a quatrelobe, ضرب في أيام دولة السلطان الأعظم مالك رقاب الأمم الجايتو سلطان غياث الدنيا والدين خدا بنده محمد خلد الله ملكه (); around, four segments; in upper left segment, لله الامر من قبل ومن بعد (God is before and after); in upper right, in Uighur, ᠦᠯᠵᠡᠢᠲᠦ ᠰᠤᠯᠲᠠᠨ (Uljaytu Sultan); in lower right and lower left segments, the mint and date, ﺿﺮﺏ أمل ﺳﻨﺔ ﻋﺸﺮ ﻭﺳﺒﻌﻤﺎﺋﺔ (Struck in Amul in the year ten and seven hundred)
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Unit, Cherson (Sear 1771; DOC 29)11 viewsObv: Facing bust of Constantine VII, beardless, wearing robes and crown with trefoil ornament
Rev: Large K over ω
Dim:18.28 mm, 2.64g
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Byzantine Empire: Leo III the Isaurian (717-741) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1516; DOC 39)19 viewsObv: LЄON S CON; Two busts facing, Leo on left, bearded, and Constantine, usually slightly smaller, on right. Each wears chlamys with conspicuous tablion and crown with cross, and holds akaka in right
Rev: Large M; X/X/X - N/N/N across field, cross above, A below
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1667; DOC 15a)12 viewsObv: ΘEOFIL bASIL Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: + ΘEOFILE AVGOVSTE SV hICAS. Legend in 4 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1667; DOC 15a)9 viewsObv: ΘEOFIL bASIL Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: + ΘEOFILE AVGOVSTE SV hICAS. Legend in 4 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2389; DOC V.820; LPC 222.28; PCPC 248)12 viewsObv: Lattice pattern; 8 pointed star at center
Rev: Emperor standing facing, holding large patriarchal cross at left and akakia at right
Dim: 19mm, 1.31 g
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2267; Bendall-Donald C.10; PCPC 28; DOC V 71-2; Lianta 525-26)12 viewsObv: O/AΓI/S to left, ΓЄ/ШPΓ/I/S to right or variation; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear resting over shoulder; left hand holds shield
Rev: X/M/ΔЄ/CΠ/OT to left, O/ΠΛ/Ш/Γ/I to right or variation; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Constantine, bearded; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; Saint similarly dressed; left hand holds trilobite scepter
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2259; DOC 46-51; PCPC 20.1-3)10 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds scroll; K ꓘ across field
Rev: X/M/ΔЄC/Π/TIC to left, O/ΠA/ΛЄ/ΟΛ to right; IC XC beside head of Christ; Kneeling figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type, being presented by St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, to Christ, who crowns him with right hand and holds scroll in left
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2245; DOC V 29-32; PCPC 7)11 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne with back, with side panels each decorated with a saltire and four pellets; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄC/ΠOΤ/IC to left, ΟΠ/Α/ΛЄ/OΛ to right; IC XC beside head of Christ; kneeling figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type, being presented by St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, to Christ, who crowns him with right hand and holds scroll in left
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2482; LPC 234.2; PCPC 257; Lianta 834)14 viewsObv: Ⓐ to left, Δ/M/T to right. Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing armor; right hand holds spear.
Rev: A M above St. Michael. Three-quarter-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, on left, turning right, and with left hand raised in blessing over the head of the emperor, who holds two patriarchal crosses. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2354; DOC 591-92; LPC 56.31; PCPC 122)16 viewsObv: Palaeologan monogram in elaborate quatrefoil
Rev: Emperor standing facing, holding labarum-scepter and globe surmounted by ∴ with Manus Dei in upper right field; to left, A/NΔ/PON/IKOC
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Half Follis, Antioch, RY 11 (Sear 381; DOC I 170; BMC 214; Tolstoi 202; MIB II 60a)11 viewsObv: D N IVSTI-NOS P AVC or similar; Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on a double throne, each holding scepter and jointly holding globus-cruciger
Rev: Large K, cross above; A/N/N/O and IX across field, P below
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Roman Imperial: Marcian (450-457 CE) Nummus, Heraclea (RIC 537)27 viewsRev: D N MARCIANVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcian to right
Rev: Monogram of Marcian within wreath; in exergue, SMHA
Dim: 13mm, 1.32g, 7h
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) AR 1/2 Siliqua, Carthage (Sear 254; MIB 53)15 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right
Rev: Large monogram; cross above, S below; all within wreath
Dim: 14 mm, 1.31 g, 9 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Pentanummium, Carthage (Sear 276; DOC 306; MIB 204)9 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIAVS PP AVC; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right
Rev: VICTORIA AG; Large Є, CAR in exergue
Dim: 15 mm, 2.57 g, 7 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) 2 Nummi, Carthage (Sear 277; DOC 102; MIBE 190)7 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right between two crosses
Rev: Large B
Dim: 10 mm, 0.80 g, 7 h
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602 AD) Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 539; MIB 103)10 viewsObv: Sear Monogram 15 of Maurice Tiberius
Rev: Large Ч, cross above
Dim: 15 mm, 1.40 g, 12 h



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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1853; DOC 8)14 viewsObv: +ЄMMA NOVHA; Christ Emmanuel standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels with both hands; in fields, IC XC
Rev: +ΚШΝΤΔΚ ЄVΔΚΑVΓΟ; Eudocia and Constantine X standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps
Dim: 27 mm, 7.43 g, 5 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Pentanummium, Uncertain Mint (Sear 113; DOC 59; MIBE 29)6 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right
Rev: Є within large Π; in left and right field, star; above, cross; below, Δ
Dim: 14 mm, 2.23 g, 1 h

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Byzantine Empire: Justin I & Justinian I (527) Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 133; DOC 17; MIBE 13)11 viewsObv: +D N IVSTINVS ЄT IVSTINIANVS P P A; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed busts of Justin and Justinian facing
Rev: Tyche of Antioch seated left, head facing; river-god Orontes swimming to right below; Э to left; all within distyle shrine
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527) Pentanummium, Uncertain Mint (Sear 111var; DOC 57var; MIBE 678var)20 viewsObv: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to facing left
Rev: The Tyche of Antioch seated left; to left, Є
Dim: 11 mm, 1.86 g, 7 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear 214; DOC 206a. MIB 130)21 viewsObv: D N IVƧTINI-ANVƧ P P AVS; Justinian enthroned facing, holding long scepter with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large M between star and crescent; above, cross; below, A; in exergue, +THЄЧP
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 245; DOC I 272; MIB 163)12 viewsObv: ΛNRTCSΛINΛΓAPC or similar; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right
Rev: Large C containing Sear monogram 2
Dim: 15 mm, 1.89 g, 11 h

Sear Monogram 2

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Byzantine Empire: Michael III "the Drunkard" (842-867) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1693; DOC 8)19 viewsObv: +miҺAЄL IMPЄRAT'; Crowned facing bust of Michael, holding patriarchal cross on globus and akakia
Rev: +ЬASIL-IЧS REX ✳; Crowned facing bust of Basil, holding patriarchal cross on globus and akakia
Dim: 25mm, 6.06g
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Petar IV (1185-1197) Trachy, Uncertain Mint (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.1.1; Youroukova & Penchev 31-3; Dobrinić & Dimnik 1.1.1)15 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ standing facing on das, raising hand in benediction
Rev: ◉/Δ/Ο to left, B̅? and ΡШΜΝ in ligature to right; Petar IV standing facing on das, holding patriarchal cross
Dim: 27mm, 2.79 g, 6h
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Ivan Aleksandar (13311371) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.13.40; Youroukova & Penchev 97; Dobrinić & Dimnik 9.2.8; Dochev 3310)11 viewsObv:
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Mihail Asen III iman (13231330) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.12.1; Youroukova & Penchev 65; Dobrinić & Dimnik 8.2.1; Dochev 1790)15 viewsObv: MXAHΛ IШANN; Mihail iman (to left) and Ivan Stefan (to right) standing facing, holding long cross between them
Rev: iman tamgha
Dim: 22mm, 1.95 g, 12h

Rare variant where Mihail iman is on the left.
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Ivanko Terter, Despotes in Karvuna (1386-1387) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.16.11; Youroukova & Penchev 148-50; Dobrinić & Dimnik 13.2.1; Dochev 6120)22 viewsObv: Terter monogram with star and crescent below
Rev: Double-headed eagle with spread wings, full-face, without crowns on the heads; between them - small cross; countermarked with head facing left
Dim: 19mm, 0.77 g, 4h
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Ivanko Terter, Despotes in Karvuna (1386-1387) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.16.10; Youroukova & Penchev 148-50; Dobrinić & Dimnik 13.2.1; Dochev 6070) 13 viewsObv: Terter monogram; countermarked with star and crescent
Rev: Double-headed eagle with outstretched wings; countermarked with head facing right
Dim: 18mm, 0.91 g, 12h
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Ivan iman (13711395) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.15.18-20; Youroukova & Penchev 134; Dobrinić & Dimnik 11.3.1; Dochev 4650-60)18 viewsObv: Tsar monogram
Rev: iman monogram
Dim: 17mm, 1.89 g, 6h
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Ivanko Terter, Despotes in Karvuna (1386-1387) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.16.9; Youroukova & Penchev 147; Dobrinić & Dimnik 13.2.1; Dochev 6050)10 viewsObv: Terter monogram
Rev: Double-headed eagle with spread wings, full-face, without crowns on the heads; between them - small cross
Dim: 20mm, 1.52 g, 6h
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Anonymous (ca. 11th-12th Century CE) Follis (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.0.6; Youroukova & Penchev 152)15 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Latin cross with central X and globus and two pellets at the end of each extremity; crescents to upper left and right, floral scroll below
Dim: 21mm, 2.43 g, 6h
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Todor Svetoslav (13001322) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.8.4; Youroukova & Penchev 55; Dobrinić & Dimnik 7.2.1)24 viewsObv:
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Dim: 22mm, 1.41 g
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Iakov Svetoslav, Despotes in Vidin (1263-1275) Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.5.1; Youroukova & Penchev 139; Dobrinić & Dimnik 5.1.2)17 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of St. Dimitrii, orans
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Iakov Svetoslav, holding sword and shield
Dim: 23mm, 1.89 g, 6h
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Half Follis, Syracuse (Sear 1113; DOC II.183; MIB 212; Anastasi 118; Berk 699)29 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust with long beard, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger; cross surmounted by palm frond to right
Rev: Large Kω monogram; A/N and I across field
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Macedonian Kingdom: Perseus (179-168 BCE) Unit, Pella or Amphipolis (. AMNG III/2, 9; HGC 3, 1096; SNG Mnchen 1210)14 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: Horseman riding right; ΠEP monogram to right, ZΩ monogram and ΔI monogram below

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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III the Great (336-323 BCE) Half Unit, Amphipolis (Price-28)39 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left; ivy leaf above.
Dim: 15mm, 3.54 g

Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BCE
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Macedonian Kingdom: Perseus (179-168 BCE) Unit, Pella or Amphipolis (AMNG III/2, 12; HGC 3, 110)12 viewsObv: Macedonian shield, boss decorated with whorl
Rev: Harpa right; ΠEP monogram and star below
Dim: 16mm, 2.21 g
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Roman Imperial: Commodus (177-192 CE) As, Rome (RIC III 644; MIR 18, 853-4/72)43 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL; Head right, wearing lion-skin headdress
Rev: HER CVL RO MAN AV GV SC in four lines divided by upright club; all within wreath
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Empire of Nicaea: Theodore II Ducas-Lascaris (1254-1258) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2147; DOC 1; Lianta 467-68)15 viewsObv: Large cross with floriate ends to limbs; in center, small linear cross, or dot
Rev: ΛKOΛACKAPIC ΘЄOΔШP ΔHMHTPIOC in three columnar groups. Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate; between them model of the city of Thessalonica with three towers, surmounted by large stars. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter. Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; left hand holds spear, resting over shoulder
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VI & Irene (780-797) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1596; DOC III.6)14 viewsObv: Crowned facing busts of Constantine VI and Irene, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively; cross above
Rev: Crowned facing busts of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV surmounting horizontal bar above large M; X and N flanking M, A below
Dim: 20mm, 2.36 g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2448; DOC V.700; PCPC 180; LPC 98.49; Lianta 803)9 viewsObv: Long Cross pattee, small X at intersection, B B in upper and lower quarters
Rev: +AVTOKPATOPЄCPOMAIШN forming outer circle of legend; Three-quarter-length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left, and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma; between them labarum on long shaft; Both emperors place free hand upon chest
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Byzantine Imitation: Anonymous (ca 11th Century) Follis, Unknown Mint (DOC III Bb; Zervos 9-10)25 viewsObv: IC to left, XC with pellet above to right; Bust of Christ facing, with cross nimbus having quincunx (⁙) in each arm and pellet in each upper quarter, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left hand holds book, with ⁙ on cover, from beneath.
Rev: IS-XI IAZ-IIЄ IAZ-IIЄ to left and right above and below of cross; cross on base and two steps, pellet at each end of upper arms
Dim: 25mm, 6.78g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2483; DOC V.919-20; LPC 234.3; PCPC 270; Lianta 835)11 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross with winged shaft
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus on left, and beardless and nimbate St. Demetrius; between them cross on long shaft; Andronicus wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds scepter cruciger; St. Demetrius holds in left hand spear; Star in cloud in upper center field
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.10.4; Jordanov pl. XXXVII, 12; Petrich p. 47, 199-200)14 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: IШAN ΔЄCΠΟΤ or no legend; Emperor seated upon throne without back. Wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds scepter cruciger in right hand, and anexikaika in left hand
Dim: 12mm, 0.65g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2368; DOC 841-44; Lianta 695-96)13 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Half-length figures of St. Demetrius and Andronicus, holding patriarchal cross between them
Dim: 15mm, 0.53g


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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (1230-1237) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2183; DOC IV Type G, 9; Lianta 364-67)16 viewsObv: X/AP X/M; Full-length figure of St. Michael nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds sword, which he is in the act of unsheathing; left hand holds sheath held horizontally
Rev: ΜAΝϪΗΛΔЄCΠΟΤI - ΠΟΛICΘ/ЄCCA/ΛΟN/IKH - ΟAΓIOCΔIMITPIOC; Ruler on left, and St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; between them the city of Thessalonica represented as a walled town with three towers. Ruler wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of traditional type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion; left hand holds sword resting over shoulder.
Dim: 18mm, 1.2g
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) 12 Nummi, Alexandria (Sear 112; DOC 58; MIBE 68)8 viewsObv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Cross between large IB; AΛEΞ in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Cherson (Sear-1719)11 viewsObv: Large B
Rev: Cross crosslet on two steps; to either side
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15 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor standing, wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed? scepter.; left hand holds sheathed sword, point downward; illegible legend to left.
Dim: 17mm, 1.1g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2481; DOC V.908-12; LPC 126.13; PCPC 205; Lianta 831)10 viewsObv: Cross ancre with pellet in each angle
Rev: AVTOKPATOP POMAIШN (or similar, sometimes retrograde); Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross-scepter in right hand and holding left in front of him
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2481; DOC V.908-12; LPC 126.13; PCPC 205; Lianta 831)14 viewsObv: Cross ancre with pellet in each angle
Rev: AVTOKPATOP POMAIШN (or similar, sometimes retrograde); Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross-scepter in right hand and holding left in front of him

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2481; DOC V.908-12; LPC 126.13; PCPC 205; Lianta 831)13 viewsObv: Cross ancre with pellet in each angle
Rev: AVTOKPATOP POMAIШN (or similar, sometimes retrograde); Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross-scepter in right hand and holding left in front of him
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Byzantine Empire: Romanus IV Diogenes (1068-1071) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1866; DOC III 8)18 viewsObv: IC XC over NI KA in field; Bust of Christ, facing, bearded, with dotted cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left hand holds book, with nine dots on cover, from beneath
Rev: C-R / P-Δ; Latin cross with X at intersection and one large and two small pellets at end of each arm

Overstruck on Anonymous Class D follis of Constantine IX (Sear 1836).
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1761; DOC 26)16 viewsObv: + COҺST ЬASIL ROM; Bust of Constantine VII facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross; in left hand, globus cruciger; in right hand, akakia
Rev: + COҺST / ЄҺ ӨЄO ЬA/SILЄVS R/OMЄOҺ in four lines
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23; MIB 23)15 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, officina letter beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23; MIB 23)14 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, officina letter beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1721; DOC III 8b)22 viewsObv: + ЬASILIOSSCOҺST' AЧGG; Two busts facing, Basil to left, bearded, Constantine to right, smaller, beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding between them by their right hands a labarum ornamented with ⁛ and streamers
Rev: + ЬASIL / SCOҺSTAҺ / TIҺOSЄҺΘO / ЬASILSЄISR / OMAOҺ in five lines
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Byzantine Empire: Leo III the Isaurian (717-741) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1516; DOC 39)21 viewsObv: LЄON S CON; Two busts facing, Leo on left, bearded, and Constantine, usually slightly smaller, on right. Each wears chlamys with conspicuous tablion and crown with cross, and holds akaka in right
Rev: Large M; X/X/X - N/N/N across field, cross above, A below
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I (307-337) Follis, Heraclea (RIC VII 16)36 viewsObv: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Laureate and draped bust left, holding mappa in right hand and globe with scepter in left hand
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIA AVGG; Campgate with seven layers, three turrets, no doors, no star above; MHTB in exergue
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2206; Bendall, Notes 13/III; DOC 21)13 viewsObv: Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, panelled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds scepter cruciger.; left hand holds globus cruciger
Rev: St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, seated upon throne without back, wearing tunic (breastplate?) and sagion; right hand holds sword; left hand holds sheath, held horizontally across knees; Lily above cushions of throne, on both sides
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Coinage of Uncertain Rulers (1204-1261) BI Trachy, Thessalonica? (CLBC 16.3)19 viewsObv: Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: Full-length figure of senior ruler on left, with short rounded beard, and of junior ruler on right, beardless, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Both rulers wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type, and hold scepters
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2043; DOC IV, Type W B.23; CLBC 11.22.1)16 viewsObv: IC / X / NI / K in field; Cross on base.
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, chiton, lamellar body armor with pterges, and orarion; holds in right hand long spear, and in left, globus cruciger; Sometimes with short illegible legend to right - MAIO

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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Constantinople, RY 13 (Sear 163; DOC 38b; MIBE 95a)24 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M; date across field, cross above, Δ below; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Half Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint in Greece (Sear 1932; DOC IV 45)24 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross; A-A across upper field, K-Φ across lower
Rev: AΛЄZ; Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding scepter and globus cruciger


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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Half Follis, Carthage (Sear 1057; DOC II 138; MIB 196a-b)14 viewsObv: CONSTAN TINVSPP AVG; Bust facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet; in right hand, globus cruciger
Rev: Large cross; X on either side; in exergue, CRTς
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Medium Module Trachy, Constantinople (CLBC 11.25.2)15 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds Gospel. Cross above cushion of throne, to right
Rev: Full-length figure of St. Helena, on left, and St. Constantine bearded, on right; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; St. Helen holds jeweled scepter and St. Constantine holds scepter cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2482; LPC 234.2; PCPC 257; Lianta 834)13 viewsObv: Ⓐ to left, Δ/M/T to right. Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing armor; right hand holds spear.
Rev: A M above St. Michael. Three-quarter-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, on left, turning right, and with left hand raised in blessing over the head of the emperor, who holds two patriarchal crosses. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2300)17 viewsObv: Large ornate cross; stars in quarters
Rev: Half-length facing figures of Michael, holding labarum, and St. Demetrius, holding spear, holding between them a model of Thessalonica; star above
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2091; DOC IV, Type C.37; Lianta 224-25)21 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field. Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Large cross on either side in field.
Rev: O/ΔϪ/KA/C; IC XC in upper and right field. Full-length figure of emperor on left, crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and paneled chlamys; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia. Christ holds Gospel in left hand.
Dim: 30mm, 4.20g

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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Small Module Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2220; DOC IV, Type V B.35; CLBC 14.26.3; Lianta 424)16 viewsObv: Wing to left or to right
Rev: Winged, beardless bust of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision and collar-piece; holds in right hand sword resting over shoulder or jeweled scepter, and in left, anexikakia; surmounting the crenelated walls of a city
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425) AR half-stavraton, Public Mint (Sear 2551; PCPC 343.10, sigla 76)16 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, with crucifom nimbus, holding book of Gospels; IC - XC
Rev: MANVHΛ E XPICTO TO ΘEO ΠICT; nimbate and crowned facing bust of Manuel; B - Δ flanking
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2285; Bendall-Donald C.25; PCPC 48; Lianta 566)12 viewsObv: O/A/ΓI/O to left, NI/KO/ΛA/S to right. Bust of St. Nicholas, bearded and nimbate, wearing episcopal vestments (sticharion, felonion and omophorion); left hand holds Gospel
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄ/C/ΠΟ/ΤI to left, ΟΠ/Α/Λ... to right. Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds scepter cruciger; left hand holds anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 213 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2274; DOC V, 86-90; Bendall-Donald C.15; PCPC 36; Lianta 539-40)12 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Full-length figure of Virgin, nimbate, orans, standing three quarters; B B in field
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄC/ΠΤ to left, Ο/Π/ΑΛ/ЄΛ to right, or variation; Emperor seated upon throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum headed scepter; left hand holds globus surmounted by patriarchal cross
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2268; PCPC-29; LBC 527-28; Bendall-Donald C.11)16 viewsObv: X/M to right; Half-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds trilobate scepter resting over shoulder; left hand holds globus
Rev: X/M to left; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius (?), beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft, that ends to three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds cruciform scepter. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (1230-1237) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2180; DOC IV, Type D.6; Lianta 356-58)16 viewsObv: X/AP X/M; Half-length figure of St. Michael nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds sword, resting over shoulder; left hand holds sheath.
Rev: ΜAΝϪΗΛ ΔЄC - Ο ΛΓIOC KOCT; Full-length figure of ruler on left, and of St. Constantine; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at the base of which, three steps. Ruler wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds palm-frond. Saint similarly dressed; left hand holds palm-frond.
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2130; DOC IV, Type H.10; Lianta 257-58)18 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field. Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans. Star in field on either side.
Rev: IШ ΔΠOΔK ⒶΔIMT in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate; between them labarum surmounting triangular decoration on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; right hand holds sword, point resting on ground. Saint wears divitision and chlamys; left hand on sword, point resting on ground.

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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2132; DOC IV, Type J.12; Lianta 460-61)16 viewsObv: Ο ΛΓΙΟ ΔHMHT in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds shield.
Rev: Ш OΔK in two columnar groups. Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum on long shaft; left hand holds globus cruciger.



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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2104; DOC IV, Type P 50; Lianta 252-53)18 viewsObv: Ο AΓΙΟC ΘЄΟΔШΡΟC in two columnar groups. Half-length figure of St. Theodore nimbate, wearing tunic and breastplate; right hand holds sword, resting over shoulder; left hand holds shield.
Rev: IШ ΔЄCΠOTHC O ΔϪKAC in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds patriarchal cross on globe, which he holds by the shaft.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2264; DOC V 64-5; PCPC 25; Donald-Bendall C.7)15 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, three quarters left
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. George, beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciger. Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion
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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1782; DOC 8)23 viewsObv: 🞢ҺICIFRb ASILЄVRШ; Crowned bust of Nicephorus II facing, bearded, wearing robe with V-shaped opening and crown with cross and pendilia; in right hand, cross scepter; in left, globus surmounted by trefoil
Rev: 🞢ҺICHF / ЄҺΘЄШbA / SILЄVRШ / MAIШҺ in four lines
Dim: 23.5mm, 6.03g, 6h



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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1783; DOC 7)19 viewsObv: 🞢ҺICIFRb ASILЄVRШ; Crowned bust of Nicephorus II facing, bearded, wearing robe with V-shaped opening and crown with cross and pendilia; in right hand, cross scepter; in left, globus surmounted by trefoil
Rev: 🞢ҺICHF / ЄҺΘЄШbA / SILЄVRШ / MAIШҺ in four lines
Dim: 27.7mm, 8.86g, 6h
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1204-1261) Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2040; DOC 20)23 viewsObv: MP ΘV H AΓIOCOPITICA in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of Virgin Hagiosoritissa nimbate, orans; Manus Dei in upper right field
Rev: O AΓIOC ΠЄTPOC O AΓIOC ΠAVΛOC in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of St. Peter, on left, and St. Paul, on right, nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, embracing each other; St. Peter has short beard, St. Paul has a long one
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Anonymous (ca. 1246) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.32.4; Jordanov pl. XXXVII, 15)11 viewsObv: Lys
Rev: Patriarchal cross, seven rings or globules
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2134; DOC IV, Type L 14; Lianta 464-65)11 viewsObv: IC XC in field. Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand
Rev: IШ - ΛΔ; Half-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, paneled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (CLBC 11.23.3.A)24 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospel in left hand and bless with right hand in front of chest. Asterisk above cushion on throne, on both sides.
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor with stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger.

Note that Marchev-Waachter only recorded one specimen in a private collection. It might be overstruck on an unknown host. The obverse of the coin needs to be further examined to determine if it is indeed the obverse of 11.23.3.
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2049; DOC IV, Type C B.35; Grierson 1272; CLBC 11.25.3; Lianta 125-26)21 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds Gospel. Cross above cushion of throne, to right
Rev: ΗΑΓΙΑЄΛЄΝΗ ΘΚΟΤΑΝΤ; Full-length figure of St. Helena, on left, and St. Constantine bearded, on right; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; St. Helen holds jeweled scepter and St. Constantine holds scepter cruciger

Note, that due to the smaller flan and die size, legends are either not present or illegible.
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Trachy, Thessalonica Mint (Sear 2095; DOC IV, 41)13 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: IШ OΔϪKAC in two columnar groups, Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger; Star often on sagion to left or right (or both)
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 45; DOC 44; MIB 54)17 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVG or similar; Bust facing right with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є; to right N
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 75; DOC 21b)11 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AV; pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large chi-rho, B to left, Є to right
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Follis, Cyzicus, RY 1 (Sear 839; DOC 167a; MIB 184)14 viewsObv: dN hRACLI PERP AVG; Helmeted, diademed, and cuirassed facing bust of Heraclius, holding cross and shield
Rev: Large M; cross above, A/N/N/O - I across fields; A below, KYZ in exergue
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.1.4; Jordanov pl. XXXVI, 4-6)17 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of Virgin nimbate, holding between them cross within circle, surmounting triangular decoration on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in right hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2041/2052; DOC IV, Type U 21; Lianta 84-88)20 viewsObv: O AΓIOC NIKOAΛOC in two columnar groups. Half-length figure of St. Nicholas, bearded and nimbate, orans, wearing episcopal vestments, of which omophorion is visible
Rev: ΛΓIOC IШ O ΠPOΔPOMOC in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of St. John the Baptist, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and cloak; right hand holds patriarchal cross on long shaft; left hand outstretched?

The severity of clipping during the Latin Occupation of Constantinople can be seen from this particular specimen. It is either Sear 2041 or Sear 2052 as the size of the module can not be determined.
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Anonymous (ca. 1246) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.32.4; Jordanov pl. XXXVII, 15)13 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Patriarchal cross
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1204-1261) BI Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2057; DOC IV, Type C B.26; Grierson 1264; CLBC 11.25.1; Lianta 124)17 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds Gospel. Cross above cushion of throne, to right
Rev: ΗΑΓΙΑЄΛЄΝΗ ΘΚΟΤΑΝΤ; Full-length figure of St. Helena, on left, and St. Constantine bearded, on right; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft and step. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; St. Helen holds jeweled scepter and St. Constantine holds scepter cruciger
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2214; DOC IV, Type O B.28; CLBC 14.18.3; Lianta 411-13)13 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Virgin seated upon throne without back; holds head of Christ on breast
Rev: ΔЄCΠΟΤIC - IШANNIC; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2210; DOC IV, Type L B.25a; Grierson 1223; CLBC 14.13.3; Lianta 401-404; Bendall, Notes 20/III)11 viewsObv: Head of cherub nimbate, with wings
Rev: IШ - OAΓOC; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of beardless, nimbate saint (Demetrius?) in military dress; between them cross, surmounted by globule on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds anexikakia; Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; left hand holds sword resting over shoulder
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