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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Bulgaria| > SH63701
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 1.6.2-5, Youroukova-Penchev 137, VF, double struck, Tarnovo mint, weight 2.340g, maximum diameter 25.1mm, die axis 180o, 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; SOLD

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