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Byzantine Empire, John II Comnenus, 15 August 1118 - 8 April 1143 A.D.
In 1122, John II Komnenos defeated the Pechenegs in the Battle of Beroia (in modern Bulgaria). The Pechenegs later fought as mercenaries for the Manuel I Komnenos in southern Italy against the Norman king of Sicily, William the Bad. A group was also present at the battle of Andria in 1155. For some time, significant communities of Pechenegs still remained in the Kingdom of Hungary. With time the Balkan Pechenegs lost their national identity and were fully assimilated, mostly with Magyars and Bulgarians.
BZ45638. Bronze half tetarteron
, DOC IV-1 16a; Hendin
pl 11, 13; Morrisson BnF
60/Th/AE/06; Wroth BMC
1954, VF, obverse
) mint, weight
2.313g, maximum diameter
16.6mm, die axis
, 1122 - c. 1137 A.D.; obverse
Christ standing facing, wearing nimbus cruciger
, and colobium
, holding Gospels in left hand, IC - XC
(Greek abbreviation: Iisoķs Xristůs - Jesus Christ) across field
+ Iω ∆εCΠOT, bust
of John facing, wearing crown and jeweled chlamys
in right, globus cruciger
in left; SOLD
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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