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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196416 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
18mm 1.65 gm
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196666 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
four main varieties:
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966 Var d, Fourth coinage; H 16.14,15; 17.1-4
rev: Jewel within circle on loros waist
16mm .89gm
As discussed in the Byzantine forumThese are the "neatly clipped" trachies.
During the reign of Manuel I the silver content of the trachy was dropped from c.6% to c.3%, but later types were sometimes issued with the higher silver content.
In Alexius III's time these high silver types were clipped down to half size, probably officially, presumably so as to match the lower silver content of the later issues.
Of course this would only have worked as long as the populace accepted the idea that the clipped coins were all high silver versions to start with. Once smarties started clipping ordinary coins these types would soon have have fallen out of favour and been withdrawn.

Ross G.


During the reign of Alexius III were reused coins of previous releases, clipping its border in a very regular mode and thus reducing to half their weight. Regularity of shearing and the fact that they were found to stock uniforms, suggesting that this clipping is a formal issuance of mint. Based on the stocks found in Constantinople , some of which consist only of clipped coins, it may safely be dated between 1195 and 1203.
Hendy and Grierson believe that this shearing was a consequence of the devaluation of trachy mixture during the reign of Isaac II and Alexius III. They reduced by half the already low silver content of this coin: shearing coins of previous emperors, still widely in circulation, made their trachy consistent with the intrinsic value of current emissions. Of course, this does not justify the clipping of coins already degraded of Isaac II and Alexius III. Therefore, reason for their declassification is not understood. I think that reason of Ross is right!
The structure of their dispersion in hoards indicates that, however, were made after the other emissions. Clipped trachys appear in small amounts along with regular trachy in hoards, represents a rarity. Were clipped trachys of Manuel I, Andronicus I, Isaac II and Alexius III, and perhaps of John II; those of Manuel are less scarce. In principle, we must believe that all trachys after Manuel I have been clipped, although many have not yet appeared.

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Michael VII, Ducus Miliaresion12 viewsObverse: EN TOVTW NIKATE MIXAHL S MARIA, cross crosslet on globus resting on
three steps, x at center of cross, pellet within crescent on shaft;
in field to left, facing bust of Michael, bearded, wearing crown and
jeweled chlamys; to right, facing bust of Maria, wearing crown and
loros; triple border
Reverse: MIXAHL KAI MARIA PICTOI RACILEIC PWMAIWN in
five lines; -+- above and below; triple border.
Mint:Constantinople
Date: 1071-1078 CE
SB 1874, DO 6
20mm, 1.75g (clipped)
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10 Julian the Apostate24 viewsReduced AR Silqua, heavily clipped.

Bust right // VOTIS / V / MVLTIS / X inside wreath, mintmark clipped off.
Sosius
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AE assarion Andronicus II and Michael IX clipped20 viewsObverse: Andronicus l., and Michael r., holding patriarchal cross between them.
Reverse: KVPIE BOH"O"V TOVC BACI"A" around bust of Christ
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1295-1320 CE
Sear 2428
10/14 mm .83 gm
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Alexius III AE Trachy S-2011 DOC 3 Var B (b)290 viewsBeardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand. Pellet s in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of Emperor on l. and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between then Globus crucgier. Emperor and Saint wear stemma,divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum headed scepter. 25mm clipped?

Many varietys of this coin are listed in DOC, the types are broken down by emperor's loros design and the Gl Cr. drape design. Also the number of jewels on his collar piece. Sear breaks his numbers by legend ( 3 types) but DOC shows many diffrent legends.
Simon
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Andronicus II, SBCV 24585 viewsNo legend
Two concentric circles bisected by vertical band
No legend
Half length figures of emperors facing, holding between a haloed cross
AE trachy, heavily clipped
23mm, 0.86g
Thessalonica
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Andronicus II, SBCV 24845 viewsNo legend
winged patriarchal Cross
3/4 length figure of emperor holding akakia an labarum, star in left field
AE trachy, heavily clipped
17mm, 0.50g
Thessalonica
novacystis
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Andronicus III, SBCV 2483, DOC Cl. III14 viewsWinged patriarchal Cross
No legend
Half-length figure of Andronicus and St. Demetrius holding long Cross between
AE Trachy, 16mm, 0.72g

Specimen is clipped
novacystis
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AR Drachm of Khusro II, 618 AD29 viewsOBVERSE: Right facing crowned bust of Khusro II whose name appears in Pahlavi script to his right and honorifics to the left. Astral symbols (star and crescent at 3,6 and 9 o'clock. Two rings surrounding.
REVERSE: Fire Altar with two attendants with hands resting on swords. To the right is mintmark SW (Khuzistan) and to the left is the regnal year 28 which dates the coin to 618 AD. Three rings surrounding

Weight 3.0 grams. The coin has been severely clipped since these usually weigh about 4 grams.
The Sassanid were succesors to the Parthian (Arsacid) dynasty which they conquered in the third century AD. The Sassanids were Zoroastrians who followed the teachings of their prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra) and their God was Ahura-Mazda - the God of light (or fire) and hence the reverse theme on Sassanid coins. Their rule was centered in what is Iraq and Iran and extended eastward. It lasted until the coming of Islam in the later 7th century. The ancient cultural heritage of Persia is quite distinct from that of their Semitic neighbors to the west and has repercussions in the religous and political conflicts of today.

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Baldwin Obole7 viewsBALDWIN III (1143-63)

Bi Obole

Obverse: BALdVINUS REX, Cross Patee , (+) cross type x with annulet ends, tower top tapers, fish tail serifs
Reverse: +de IERVSALEM, Tower of David
Mint: Jerusalem
Minted:  1143-63
Notes: Holed, clipped
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BCC m4751 viewsCaesarea Minima BCC m47
Alexandria-Egypt
AE chalkon (1/8 obol)
Obv: Imperial head of Hadrian?, laur. right
Rev: Cornucopia, in field date LI Γ (year 13) or S (year 16)
8.0x10mm. 0.59g. Axis:90
Similar to Hamburger #91-94, with different date.
I am still checking for a BMC Alexandria or other reference.
The flan was obviously clipped, but I can not tell if it was before or after the striking.
The weight is very close to other coins listed as chalkons.
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Billion trachy lg module clipped Hendy Type C (of Thessalonica) SB 205753 viewsObverse: Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and colobion, std on backless throne.
Reverse: SS Helena and Constantine stg, facing turned slightly Patriarchal cross inbetween, both wear stemma, divitison, collar andloros
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1204-1224 Attributed to Boniface de Montferrat )1204-07) or Demetrius de Montferrat bu Malloy et al
Sear 2057 Hendy type C 28.9-10
17mm .78gm
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Billion trachy lg module clipped Hendy Type R SB 203848 viewsObverse: IC XC barred, Christ bearded and nimbate.
Reverse: MP OV barred, Full length figure of Virgan nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion
Mint Constantinople
Date: 1228-61 CE
Sear 2038 Hendy type R, 27.6-7, attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
16mm 1.08gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type 0 SB 203573 viewsObverse: Christ stg on dias fr. hand raised in benediction
Reverse: Emperor wearing stemma, short military tunic, breastplate, sagion holding labarum in r. and gl cr. in l.
Mint: Constantinople
Date:1230- 1260 CE
Sear 2035 Hendy type O attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
18mm .51gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type G SB 202765 viewsObverse:MP-OV barred upper fields. Virgin nimbate, seated on throne with back, holds beardless nimbate of Christ on breast.
Reverse: MANOVH delta, ECN? Full length figure of emperor on l., and beardless, nimbate military saint between them a labarum on a long shaft. Emp wears stemma, div, and chlamys; r. hand sc. cr. Saint wears short miltary tunic and sagion; l. hand jewelled sc.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1219-28 mostly Robert de Courtenai
15mm
Sear 2027, Hendy type G
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type N SB 203446 viewsObverse: Virgin 3/4 orans, wearing tunic and maphorion
Reverse: Emperor and ST George, who holds patriarchal cross bewtween them on three steps, Emperor wears stemma, St wears tunic, breast plate and sagion, holdfs a sword point down.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230- 1260 CE
Sear 2034 Hendy type N attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
15mm 1.21gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type N SB 203441 viewsReverse: Emperor and ST George, who holds patriarchal cross bewtween them on three steps, Emperor wears stemma, St wears tunic, breast plate and sagion, holdfs a sword point down.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230- 1260 CE
Sear 2034 Hendy type N attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
16mm .62 gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203635 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
15mm .84gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203610 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
20mm 1.50gm
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wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 20368 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
21mm 1.85gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203611 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
15mm .92gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203624 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
19mm 1.14gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203623 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
22mm .93gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203621 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
21mm 2.01gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203623 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
20mm 1.22gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203620 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
20mm 2.16gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203632 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
16mm 1.14gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203613 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
18mm 1.14gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203622 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
21mm 1.34gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type R SB 203854 viewsObverse: Christ enthroned in Bendiction
Reverse: Virgin, full length, orans wearing tunic and maphorion
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2038 Hentype R attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
20mm 2.42gm
wileyc
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type R SB 203821 viewsObverse: IC XC in upper field, Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back, right hand raised in benediction, holding Gospels in Left.
Reverse: MP OV in opper fields, Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, roans wearing tunic and maphorion.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1204-1261
22mm, 1.46g
sear 2038, CLBC 11.17.2
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Billion Trachy Theodore I Commenus- Lascaria SB 2067 (clipped) 22 viewsObverse: IC XC barred, in field, Full length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and holding kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand
Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and St. Theodore bearded and nimbate, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divistsion, collar-peice and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand anexikakia, sword hangs point downward to l. of waist. Saint Theodore wears a short military tunic and breastplate; holds spear in l. hnad, resting over shoulder, sword hangs point downward to r. of waist.
Mint: Magnesia
Date: 1208-1222 CE
Sear 2067, DOC 7, type C
17/24mm, 1.34 gm
Notes: though currently (2010) attributed to Theodore I at this time Hendy in DOC comments that this coin might well be of John III
wileyc
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Bulgarian Trachy, Type A19 viewsAE Trachy, 27mm, 3.25g, clipped
Christ, bearded, facing, seated, and nimbate, wearing tunic, seated on throne without back, stars to sides, IC - XC to sides.
[MANVHΛ] ΔECΠ•T
Full length figure of emperor being crowned by Virgin, M - ΘV to sides of head.
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BYZANTINE, Empire of Nicaea John III 1222-1254 Magnesia46 viewsObv: Christ Standing
Rev: Emperor and St. Constantine, Each Holding a Shield, Holding Sword Between Them
Clipped
Sear 2101, DOC Vol IV plate XXXIII, 47
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, John II, 1118 - 1143, Electrum Aspron Trachy96 viewsElectrum aspron trachy, clipped, 1.512g, 24.6mm, 180o, Constantinople mint.
Obverse: Christ seated facing on throne without back, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left hand, IC right, XC left.
Reverse: + Iw DECPO / TH - Q / EG / RW [...], John (wearing crown, divitision and chlamys) and St. George (nimbate, in military dress, holding sword) standing facing, holding patriarchal cross with globus at base.
Sear 1941; DO 8b; Scarce.
ex Edward J. Waddell, appears slightly more golden in hand
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BYZANTINE, Justinian I, AV Solidus, A.D.527-565105 viewsBYZANTINE COINS
Justinian I (527-565)
(D) Solidus (4.39 g), Constantinopolis, 1 Officina, AD 542-565. Bust / Victoria.
Sear 140, 7 MIB, summer 4.3. Clipped minimal, minor scratches.

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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople43 viewsObv: Virgin Orans
Rev: Emperor and St. George with Patriarchal Cross Between Them
16-20 mm (clipped)
Sear 2034, DO IV plate L 14
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople133 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: St Michael
Large Module
Sear 2036
(Most coins of this type are clipped or poorly struck; not this one. I love this coin; it is my favorite and, to me, embodies the best in late Byzantine numismatic art and iconography.)
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople90 viewsObv: Christ Seated
Rev: Virgin Orans
Clipped
Sear 2038
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople866 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: Archangel Michael
26-30 mm
Sear 2036
Coins of this type are usually poorly struck and/or severely clipped. Not this one!
From the collection of Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople45 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Holding Labarum, Crowned by Virgin
Overstruck on an Uncertain Undertype, and Clipped
Sear 2026. DO Vol IV, Plate XLIX, 6.
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople50 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Crowned by Christ
Large Module, Clipped
Sear 2028, DO Vol IV, plate L 8
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Manuel I 1143-1180 Constantinople39 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Virgin Crowning Emperor
Sear 1966

This coin has been very neatly clipped, in contrast to the crudely clipped Latin trachea that are quite common. Its size is 17 mm. According to DO Vol IV, some trachea of John II through Alexius III were officially clipped in Constantinople between 1195 and 1204 to reduce their bullion value to their actual face value. This practice apparently ended with the Latin conquest in 1204.

Coins of this type are pictured in DO VOl IV Plate LIII, 13d.22 and 13f.38.
Laetvs
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Class A2, sb1813 attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976-1025 CE12 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
Ornamentation #47
Mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1813 Class A2
28mm, 8.81g
Clipped
wileyc
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Clipped Bulgarian imitative of Alexius III10 viewsObv: IC XC in field, bust of Christ beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion scroll in left hand
Rev: Full length figures of emperor on left and St. Constantine on r, globus cruciger? between them. Emperor wears six jeweled loros, saint wears it appears a six jeweled loros. it is this combination that defines it as a likely imitative and not official coinage.
Mint: Unk mint in Bulgaria
Date: 1200-1210 CE
21mm; 1.79g
Henry type C; CLBC 10.3.2
wileyc
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Clipped Coin17 viewsTanit
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Clipped Latin trachy Hendy type D SB 202441 viewsObverse: Bust of CHrist beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion holding scroll
Reverse: Emperor, stg, wearing stemma and simplified loros as well as sagion holding scepter cruciger in r. and globus cruciger in l.
Mint: Constantinople
1204-1219 CE
Sear 2024
20mm 1.54 gm
wileyc
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Clipped Latin trachy Hendy type D SB 202430 viewsObverse: Bust of CHrist beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion holding scroll
Reverse: Emperor, stg, wearing stemma and simplified loros as well as sagion holding scepter cruciger in r. and globus cruciger in l.
Mint: Constantinople
1204-1219 CE
Sear 2024
19.mm .90 gm
wileyc
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Clipped Latin trachy Hendy type D SB 202435 viewsObverse: Bust of CHrist beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion holding scroll
Reverse: Emperor, stg, wearing stemma and simplified loros as well as sagion holding scepter cruciger in r. and globus cruciger in l.
Mint: Constantinople
1204-1219 CE
Sear 2024
10/18 mm 1.32 gm
wileyc
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Clipped SB 196615 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966
20mm, 1.40g
wileyc
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Clipped trachy of Andronicus I SB 198519 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
20mm, 1.29g
wileyc
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Clipped trachy of Andronicus I SB 198511 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
19mm, 1.57g
wileyc
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Clipped trachy of Andronicus I SB 19858 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
20mm, 1.85g
wileyc
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Clipped trachy of Issac II SB 20039 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003
21mm, 2.49g
wileyc
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Clipped trachy of Issac II SB 200314 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003
20mm, 1.36g
wileyc
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Clipped trachy of Issac II SB 200313 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.
Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003
21mm 1.49g
wileyc
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clipped trachy of Manuel I SB 196625 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966
20mm, 1.38g
wileyc
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clipped trachy of Manuel I SB 196612 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966
18mm, 1.18g
wileyc
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Clipped/broken AE trachy Michael III SB 229519 viewsObverse: St. Demetrius seated, holding sword across knees,
Reverse: Half length figures of Michael l., crowned by Christ.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1261-1282 CE
Sear 2294 Gr 1368
15/25mm 1.86gm
wileyc
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Commodus Denarius, 'Mars'22 viewsRIC 257, C 346 L
Legend: AELAVRELCOMMAVGPFEL
Laureate head right.
Reverse Legend:: MARTIVLTORIAVG
Mars standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield. 191-192
2.7 gms (seems to be clipped). Die axis 6 o’clock. Rome, 191 -192 AD.
Banjaxed
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Diocletian - AE antoninianus6 viewsCyzicus
285-293 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and long scepter
CONCORDIA MILITVM •
B
XXI•
RIC V-2 306
ex Aurea

clipped
Johny SYSEL
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Domitian RIC II, 127514 viewsDomitian 81 - 96
AV - Aureus, 7.38g, 18mm
Rome AD 88 - 89
obv. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS
head laureate r.
rev. GERMANICVS COS XIIII
Germania naked to waist, wearing breeches, sitting r. on shield, in mourning
attitude; below a broken spear
shield with scroll ornaments and central dot
RIC II, 127; C.148
good F, clipped?

GERMANICUS, after the campaign against the Chatti and the extension of the DECUMATES AGRI of Vespasian to the river Main and the Taunus mountains AD 83
Hexagonal long shield, used by the Germanic tribes
1 commentsJochen
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ENGLAND - HENRY V103 viewsEngland, Henry V, 1413-1422, AR Penny (15mm), VG/F, Seaby/Spink 1788 or 1790, York mint. Obv.+ hENRIC REX ANGL, crowned bust facing, mullet to left, trefoil to right. Rev. CIVITAS EBORACI, long cross with three pellets in each angle, quatrefoil in center. The coin is gray, on a clipped flan. Very little of the obverse legend is pesent, and only about 1/3 of the reverse legend, as most letters are off of the flan. The crown on the portrait is clear, but little else is visible. The reverse is better struck.dpaul7
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France (Royal). Philippe IV, le Bel (the Fair) (1285-1314)28 viewsAR Gros Tournois ŕ l’O rond (958‰ fineness). Struck 1285-1290. 3.81 g., 24.76 mm. max. (clipped), 0°

Ciani 206, LaFaurie 218, Duplessy 214, Dhénin 258, Roberts 2461

Obv.: + BNDICTV: SIT: NOmE: DNI: nRI: DEI: IhV. XPI with 3-pellet stops (= Benedictum Sit Nomen Domini Nostri Dei Ihesu Christus = Blessed in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ) around + PhILIPPVS REX around cross pattée.

Rev.: + TVRONVS CIVIS (= City of Tours) around châtel tournois, surrounded by floral border of twelve embedded lis.

Van Hengel (1997) Group 200 (PhILLIPPVS legend with no punctuation marks in PhILLIPVS REX and TVRONVS CIVITAS). Van Hengel initially hesitated over whether this group is imitative, i.e., the work of professional moneyers and struck by a minting authority with the right to mint coins, somewhere. He later (1999) concluded that the group is imitative. The variable letter characteristics of the coin, according to the Van Hengel system, are:
• The first three Ns in the obverse outer legend appear as Hs, which is a later development;
• The M in NOME is open, as per Tyler-Smith letter form 2 var., another late development;
• There is no single pellet stop before XPI;
• The R in PhILLIPVS is a variant letter form not depicted by Tyler-Smith;
• The T on the reverse is a non-specific variant letter form depicted but not numbered by Tyler-Smith;
• The Vs on the reverse are a variant letter form not depicted by Tyler-Smith;
• The N on the reverse is Tyler-Smith variant letter form 2 (retrograde).
2 commentsStkp
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Gordian III Drachm, Syd 603 (var. *no pellets in field)31 viewsCaesarea mint, Gordian III Drachm, Year 4 = 241 A.D. AR, 18mm 2.77g (weight is not relevant due to the large section clipped off), Syd 603 (var. *no pellets in field)
O: AV VΛI M ANT ΓORΔIANOC C, laureate head right
R: MHTPO KAIC B N, Mount Argaeus
Ex: ETΔ
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Henry III7 viewsEngland. Henry III. 1216-1272. AR penny (17.56 mm, .92 g, 1 h). hЄnRICVS x RЄX x AnGLIЄ, Crowned facing bust of Henry III (no beard?), annulets at bottom of hair curls on both sides / Long cross potent divides moneyer's name and city abbreviations; three pellets in each quarter, two sets of three are joined by an annulet between them. aVF, clipped.ecoli
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Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine. 610-641.40 viewsHeraclius, with Heraclius Constantine. 610-641. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.36 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 5th officina. Struck circa 616-625. Crowned and draped facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above / Cross potent set on three steps; Є//CONOB. DOC 13d; MIB 11; SB 738. VF, minor deposits in devices, traces of underlying luster, areas of flat strike at periphery, reverse struck with worn die, lightly clipped.

Ex Artemide XLIV (12 December 2015), lot 317; CNG 405, lot 589.
1 commentsMolinari
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Huszár 22; Tóth-Kiss 10.2 sigla d1.1/14; Unger 16; Réthy I 26; Frynas H.8.2; Adamovszky A33; Kovács pp. 141-14229 viewsHungary. László/Ladislaus I (1077-1095; canonized 1192)

AR denomination unknown (per Huszár and Adamovszky) or denar (per Tóth-Kiss, Unger, Frynas, Kovács and Gyöngyössy) (average .72 g., 18-20 mm.); .53 g. 16.14 mm. max. (clipped), 180°.

Obv: + LADISCLAVS RE (retrograde s's), cross with wedge in each angle.

Rev:[ + LA]DISCLA[VS RE] (decaying legend), cross with wedges in each angle.

Struck ca. 1079 (per Gyöngyössy, whose dating has not been accepted by later catalogers and appears to be speculative) in Esztergom/Gram

Huszár rarity 9, Toth-Kiss rarity 150, Unger rarity 45, Frynas rarity N.
1 commentsStkp
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Huszár 9; Tóth-Kiss 4.4 sigla a4b1.1/195; Unger 5; Réthy I 12-14; Frynas H.4.2; Adamovszky A15v1; Kovács p.10191 viewsHungary. András/Andreas I (1047-1060)

AR denomination unknown (per Huszár and Adamovszky) or denar (per Tóth-Kiss, Unger, Frynas, Kovács and Gyöngyössy) (average .69 g., 15.5-18 mm.); .48 g., 14.18 mm. max. (clipped), 0°

Obv: + REX ANDREAS (with D shaped like a P), Cross with three spokes forming each arm, with a small circle in the center, all surrounded by a double border broken by four sets of three perpendicular lines.

Rev: + PANONEIA, Cross with a small circle in the center, wedges between the arms.

Struck 1050-1060 (per Gyöngyössy, whose dating has not been accepted by later catalogers and appears to be speculative) in Esztergom.

Faintich speculates that the central obverse devices on this coin represents the supernova of 1054.

Note: Due to cutting, this emission appears in three sizes; 17 mm., 14 mm. and 10 mm. (per Huszár).

Huszár rarity 8, Toth-Kiss rarity 80, Unger rarity 60, Frynas rarity N
1 commentsStkp
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ISAAC II TBD194 viewsFacing bust of the Archangel Michael beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding sceptre with spear. and gl.cr. Rev Bust of Isaac facing wearing crown and loros and holding cruiciform sceptre and akakia 15mm is it S-2006 DOC-6 or just overclipped?

Even clipped the image is still smaller than the normal 20mm full tetarteron version.
Simon
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Justinian I solidus20 viewsJustinian I (527-565) (D) Solidus (4.39 g), Constantinople, 1 Officina, AD 542-565. Bust / Victoria.
Sear 140, 7 MIB, summer 4.3. Clipped minimal, minor scratches.
Chance Vandal
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KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm21 viewsKINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26 mm, 12.62 g, 8h). Lustrous EF. Damastion mint(?). Laureate head of Apollo right / Warrior on horse rearing right, spearing enemy warrior who defends with shield and spear. Paeonian Hoard 434. Superb EF with unusually well struck up types. Irregular flan (not clipped or cut1 commentsMark R1
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LATIN EMPIRE IN CONSTANTINOPLE23 viewsLATIN EMPIRE IN CONSTANTINOPLE (1204-1261) - Billion trachy lg module, clipped. Obverse: IC XC in upper field, Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back, right hand raised in benediction, holding Gospels in Left. Reverse: MP OV in opper fields, Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, roans wearing tunic and maphorion. Mint - Constantinople. Date: 1228-1261. References: Sear 2038, CLBC 11.17.2
Hendy type R, attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al. Malloy #18
dpaul7
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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

Clipped...
Quant.Geek
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Ć Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2024; DOC IV Type D, B.4; Grierson 1245; CLBC 11.4.1; Lianta 35-39)20 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate; holds scroll in left hand; Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: ΜΑΝOVΗΛ-ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; right hand holds scepter cruciger; left hand holds globus cruciger

Clipped, as usual...
Quant.Geek
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Latin Ruler of Constantinople DOC 18 S-2038226 viewsChrist bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back. r. habd raised in benediction. Holds gospels in l. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

Rev Full figure of Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

This coin is heavily clipped , Versions are cataloged have these as large as 28mm, this one clipped to 20mm . Latin Rule began in 1203 and ended 1261
Simon
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Latin Rulers, Class D16 viewsNo legend
Nimbate, facing beardless bust of Christ holding scroll, IC - XC to sides
[MANOVH ΔEC]ΠOTH[C]
Full length figure of facing emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and simplified jeweled loros, holding Cross-headed scepter and globus cruciger
AE Trachy, 18mm, 1.36g, roughly clipped
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Latin Rulers, Class D, SBCV 202414 viewsNo legend
Nimbate, facing beardless bust of Christ holding scroll, IC - XC to sides
[MANOVH ΔECΠOTHC]
Full length figure of facing emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and simplified jeweled loros, holding Cross-headed scepter and globus cruciger
AE Trachy, 18mm, 1.13g, roughly clipped
novacystis
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Latin Rulers, Class D, SBCV 202412 viewsNo legend
Nimbate, facing beardless bust of Christ holding scroll, IC - XC to sides
[MANOVH ΔE]CΠOTH[C]
Full length figure of facing emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and simplified jeweled loros, holding Cross-headed scepter and globus cruciger
AE Trachy, 21mm, 1.24g, roughly clipped
novacystis
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Latin Rulers, Class F, Small module17 viewsObverse poorly struck and preserved (Presumably seated Christ)
Standing figure of emperor facing being crowned by Virgin
Constantinople
AE trachy, 14mm, 0.91g, roughly clipped
novacystis
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Latin Rulers, Class N17 viewsNo legend
Facing figure of Virgin orans, MV - ΘV to sides
no legend visible
Full length figures of emperor and military saint holding patriarchal cross between
Constantinople
AE trachy, 24mm, 1.62g

Roughly clipped
novacystis
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Latin Rulers, Class N20 viewsNo legend
Facing figure of Virgin orans, MV - ΘV to sides
no legend visible
Full length figures of emperor and military saint holding patriarchal cross between
Constantinople
AE trachy, 22mm, 1.01g

Roughly clipped
novacystis
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Latin Rulers, Class O14 viewsNo legend
Full length figure of Christ, nimbate, hand raised in benediction, holding Book of Gospels, standing on dias, conical object in lower left field, IC - XC to sides
[IW/Δ/ECΠ TW/ΠOPΦΓ]
Facing figure of emperor wearing stemma, chiton, body armor and mantle, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Constantinople
AE trachy, 19mm, 1.49g

neatly clipped
novacystis
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Latin Rulers, Class O11 viewsNo legend
Full length figure of Christ, nimbate, hand raised in benediction, holding Book of Gospels, standing on dias, conical object in lower left field, IC - XC to sides
[IW/Δ/ECΠ TW/ΠOPΦΓ]
Facing figure of emperor wearing stemma, chiton, body armor and mantle, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Constantinople
AE trachy, 19mm, 0.54g

roughly clipped
novacystis
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Latin Rulers, Class R12 viewsNo legend
Christ facing, seated on backless throne, hand raised in benediction, holding Book of Gospels, IC - XC to sides
No legend
Facing figure of nimbate Virgin orans, MP - ΘV to sides
AE Trachy, 18mm, 1.60g, roughly clipped
novacystis
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Latin Rulers, Class R13 viewsNo legend
Christ facing, seated on backless throne, hand raised in benediction, holding Book of Gospels, IC - XC to sides
No legend
Facing figure of nimbate Virgin orans, MP - ΘV to sides
AE Trachy, 16mm, 0.69g, roughly clipped
novacystis
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Latin Rulers, Class R 8 viewsNo legend
Christ facing, seated on backless throne, hand raised in benediction, holding Book of Gospels, IC - XC to sides
No legend
Facing figure of nimbate Virgin orans, MP - ΘV to sides
AE Trachy, 22mm, 1.61g, roughly clipped
novacystis
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Latin Rulers, SBCV 2036, Class P16 viewsNo legend
Nimbate bust of Christ, blessing, holding scroll in left hand, IC XC in field to sides
No legend
Full length facing figure of Archangel Michael holding trifid scepter and globus cruciger, XA XM to sides in field
AE trachy roughly clipped, 21mm
novacystis
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Latin trachy large module clipped Hendy type C , SB 205758 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Christ is bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and Kolobion, seated on throne without a back. Right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in L. cross above cushion of throne to right.
Reverse: Full length figures of Saints Helen (left) and Constantine (right), holding between them patriarchal cross on longs haft and step. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; St. Helen holds jeweled scepter, St Constantine, scepter crucifier.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date; 1204-1224 CE
SB 2057
17/19mm, 1.05
wileyc
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MANUEL 1/2 Tetarteron ( Heavy Standard) S-1978 DOC 21167 viewsBust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium and raising r hand in benediction in l. scroll. L. IC to r. XC
Rev Manuel , bearded stg. facing wearing crown and military attire , and holding cruciform sceptre and gl. cr. Thessalonica mint , Heavy standard 16/20mm CLIPPED , Fine weak spots DOC 21

Another lesser seen issue,I think it was more than likely a full tetarteron with a short production run.
Simon
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Manuel Comenus-Ducas, SBCV 218424 viewsNimbate bust of St. Demetrius (legend not visible on specimen)
MANγHΛ
Full length figure of Manuel crowned by Christ. Manuel wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and chlamys, holding scepter crucigier. Nimbate Christ wears tunic and kolobion, holds Gospels. IC/XC about head.
AE Trachy, 19mm, 0.63g

Specimen is roughly clipped
novacystis
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Manuel I, SBCV 1966, DOC B13, Ca, neatly clipped17 viewsNo legend
Christ, bearded, facing, seated, and nimbate, wearing tunic, seated on throne without back, stars to sides, IC - XC to sides
MANγHΛ ΔECΠOT
Full length figure of emperor being crowned by Virgin, M - ΘV to sides of head.

AE Trachy, 21mm, 1.82g, neatly clipped
novacystis
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Roman Silver Siliqua Obverse 5 viewsRoman Silver Siliqua Obverse - heavily clipped and unidentifiedSIMON C2
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Roman Silver Siliqua Reverse1 viewsRoman Silver Siliqua Reverse - heavily clipped and unidentifiedSIMON C2
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Romanus IV Diogenes19 viewsByzantine Empire, Romanus IV Diogenes, 1 January 1068 - 19 August 1071
Gold histamenon nomisma, Sommer 54.2.3 (also clipped); DOC III, part 2, 2; Ratto 2026; Morrisson BnF 4 ff.; Wroth BMC 2; SBCV 1861, gF, clipped, Constantinople mint, weight 2.749g, maximum diameter 21.9mm, die axis 180o, 1 Jan 1068 - 19 Aug 1071; obverse KWN MX AN∆, Michael standing facing, labarum in right, akakia in left, flanked by Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger in outer hand, akakia in inner hand, all wear saccos and loros, all without footstools on dotted exergual band; reverse +PWMA EV∆KIA (or similar), Christ standing facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, crowning Romanus standing facing on left, and Eudocia standing facing on right, each wearing saccos and loros and hold a globus cruciger in inner hand, IC - XC flanking above;

EX: Marti Hervera (Barcelona, Spain);

EX: Forum Ancient Coins
Romanorvm
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sb1813 or 1818 poss provincial mint/clipped/blundered10 viewsObv:+EMMA NOVHL,
IC XC across field, facing bust of Christ,
nimbate, raising hand in benediction, holding
Gospels; nimbus with ? in arms of cross
Rev:+IhSUS
XRISTUS bASILEU' bASILE' in four lines
Unrecorded ornamentation
Mint:?
976-1025

23mm
6.78g
sbvc 1813 or 1818
wileyc
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Sear 1004 - Follis - 643-644 AD (Year 3) - Constantinople mint - 5th officina39 viewsEmperor: Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date: 643-644 AD (Year 3)
Condition: aVF
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: IPR - COS'
Bust facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large "M"; To left, /N/; In exergue, NO; To right, II/I; Above, cross; Beneath, .

Constantinople mint, fifth officina
DO 5e (Heraclonas); Sear 1004
4.69g; 25.7mm; 195°

Overstruck on a clipped Sear 808 or 809 (Heraclius Follis, Constantinople)
(N)NO on reverse
Pep
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Sear 1944 (?)23 viewsJohn II Comnenus (1118 – 1143 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.16g, diameter 18mm, clipped.

This identification is not certain, but I can’t think of a more reasonable suggestion. The distinctive feature here is the plain halo surrounding the bust of Christ rather than the standard nimbus cruciger. In spite of that peculiarity, this looks more like an official rather than imitative issue, perhaps with an incomplete or blundered obverse die.
Abu Galyon
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Sear 202319 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.57g, diameter 23mm, clipped. This is Hendy’s ‘Latin Type C’; Marchev & Wachter suggest that this type was “probably struck soon after 1220.” (CLBC Latin Kingdom 11.3.1).Abu Galyon
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Sear 202433 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 2.63g, diameter 21mm, clipped. This is Hendy’s ‘Latin Type D’, usually attributed to the third decade of the 13th century. Sear lists only one size, but Marchev & Wachter divide the type into large, medium and small modules. This specimen (die diameter approximately 18mm) falls into the medium class (CLBC Latin Kingdom 11.4.2). Abu Galyon
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Sear 203419 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (2104 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 0.96g, diameter 20mm, clipped . This is Hendy’s ‘Latin Type N’.Abu Galyon
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Sear 203639 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (2104 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 2.15g, diameter 22mm, clipped. This is Hendy’s ‘Latin Type P’. Abu Galyon
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Sear 203839 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (2104 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.00g, diameter 17mm, clipped. This is Hendy’s ‘Latin Type R’. Abu Galyon
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Sear 203825 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (2104 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.60g, diameter 21mm, clipped (as is common with this type). This is Hendy’s ‘Latin Type R’. Abu Galyon
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Sear 203821 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (2104 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.74g, diameter 20mm, clipped. This is Hendy’s ‘Latin Type R’.Abu Galyon
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Sear 204414 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE). Billon aspron trachy, weight 2.24g, diameter 18x23mm, clipped. This is the ‘small module’ version of Sear 2021 [= Hendy's Latin type A].Abu Galyon
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Sear 205722 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE). Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.23g, diameter 24 x 19mm, clipped. This is Hendy’s ‘Thessalonica type C’ = CLBC 11.25.1 (which CLBC reassigns to the Constantinople mint), struck during the decade 1215 – 1225 CE.Abu Galyon
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Sear 217920 viewsManuel Comnenus–Ducas (1230 – 1237 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 0.71g, diameter 20mm, clipped. Mint of Thessalonica, struck 1234-37 CE. This is Hendy’s “Type C” billon trachy, corresponding to CLBC 13.5.1Abu Galyon
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Severus Alexander, Limes Denarius16 viewsAE Denarius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Alexander Severus

Uncertain Mint, ~231 A.D.
Chipped or clipped. Base metal with patina.
19.0 mm / 1.91 g / 0°

Obverse: "IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG", laureate bust right.
Reverse: "VIRTVS AVG", Virtus standing left holding Victory, learning on shield, spear resting against arm.

RIC 220. Sear 7936. RSC 579.

MyID: 032A
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Siliqua Unknown23 viewsREV: VIRTVS RO-MANORVM, Roma seated on cuirasse, holding Victory on globe and either a sceptre or a spear (inverted or not)

Unknown emperor and unknown mint. Probably a clipped siliqua.
Romanorvm
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Vologases IV., 147 -191 AD17 viewsBI tdr., 13,21gr., 28,4mm;
Sellw. 84.13, Shore 427, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, complete set of hooks on crest and very long, backward bent ear flap, horn on side; temple lock, mustache, long beard clipped at end; 4-strand diadem w/loop and 2 broad ribbons; triple necklace w/center beads, earring; cuirass; B in right field; dotted border 8-11,13-16h;
rev: king on throne, left, receiving diadem from facing goddess; year ΔΞΥ (152 AD) between heads, month AΠΕΛΑΙ(ΟΥ)(Nov.) under exergual line. 5 of 7-line legend visible: BACIΛ(EΩΣ) BACIΛ(EΩN) (APCAKOY) (OLA)ΓACO(Y) ΔIKAI(OY) EΠIΦANOYC (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); test cut in center;

ex: Sphinx Numismatics, CAN
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