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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Empire of Nicaea| > |John III| > SH38148
Empire of Nicaea, John III Ducas-Vatatzes, c. 15 December 1221 - 3 November 1254
SH38148. Gold hyperpyron, DOC IV-2 6b; Hendy pl. 32, 4; Sommer 70.1.4; SBCV 2073; Ratto -, VF, Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum (Manisa, Turkey) mint, weight 2.680g, maximum diameter 21.6mm, 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, pellet (siglon) on right above throne; 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; SOLD










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