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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Comnen Dynasty| > |Alexius I| > BZ82688
Byzantine Empire, Alexius I, 4 April 1081 - 15 August 1118 A.D.
On 8 April 1093, construction of Winchester Cathedral in England was completed by Bishop Walkelin.
BZ82688. Bronze tetarteron, DOC IV-1 34; Morrisson BnF 59/Cp/AE/04; SBCV 1921; Sommer 59.20; Wroth BMC 33; Ratto 2079; Hendy pl. 8, 1-2, VF, very nice for the type, green patina with buff earthen highlighting, typical tight irregular flan, Constantinople mint, weight 3.958g, maximum diameter 19.4mm, die axis 180o, 1092 - 1093 A.D.; obverse bust of Christ facing, cross behind head, wearing pallium and kolobion, holding book of Gospels in left hand, IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Iisoķs Xristůs - Jesus Christ) flanking across field; reverse + AΛZI ∆ECΠ (or similar), Alexius bust facing, wearing crown and loros, jeweled (5 globules) scepter in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand; the first example of this type handled by Forum, only two on Coin Archives; very rare; SOLD

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