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Bulgarian Empire, Mitzo Asen, 1256 - 1257
Mitso Asen was married to Maria, the daughter of Ivan Asen II (1218-1241). He took the throne in 1256 after the murder of her cousin, Kaliman Asen II. The nobility proclaimed Constantine Tikh tsar in 1257. Mitso had to flee to the court of Michael VIII Palaiologos at Nicaea from whom he received lands in Troas.
SH63701. Bronze trachy
, Radushev-Zhekov type
137, VF, double struck, Tarnovo mint, weight
2.340g, maximum diameter
25.1mm, die axis
, 1256 - 1257; obverse Nimbate
facing half length figure of Saint Nicholas, raising right hand in benediction
, Gospels in left; reverse
half length figure of the Emperor, three pronged scepter
in right over shoulder, cross
in left, monogram
on left; rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
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