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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
59.20; Wroth BMC
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
, 1092 - 1093 A.D.; obverse bust
of Christ facing, cross
, wearing pallium
, holding book of Gospels in left hand, IC - XC
(Greek abbreviation: Iisoķs Xristůs - Jesus Christ) flanking across field
+ 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
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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