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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Empire of Nicaea| > |John III| > SH36251
Empire of Nicaea, John III Ducas-Vatatzes, c. 15 December 1221 - 3 November 1254
|John| |III|, |Empire| |of| || |Nicaea,| |John| |III| |Ducas-Vatatzes,| |c.| |15| |December| |1221| |-| |3| |November| |1254|,
SH36251. Gold hyperpyron, DOC IV-2 4; Hendy pl. 31, 13; Lianta 202; Sommer 70.1.1; SBCV 2073; Ratto -, gVF, scyphate, full flan, with bend at edge, clearly better than the usual specimen of the type, Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum (Manisa, Turkey) mint, weight 4.635g, maximum diameter 26.7mm, die axis 180o, 1222 - 1254; obverse Christ seated facing on throne without back, nimbate, wears tunic and kolobion, raising right hand in benediction, Gospels in left hand, IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Jesus Christ) divided across field, no sigla; reverse IW DECΠOTH TΩ ΠOPΦ (or similar, blundered, mostly not struck), John on left, standing facing, wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros, holding labarum in right hand, anexikakia in left; crowned by Virgin Mary on right, standing left, nimbate, wears tunic and maphorion, MP - ΘV (Greek abbreviation: Mother of God) flanking her; ex Bunker Hunt Collection; SOLD










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