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NEW ME92771. Copper 3 dreier, SCWC KM 23, VF, die wear, die break (inside orb), obverse a little off center, weight 0.909 g, maximum diameter 15.1 mm, die axis 210o, Leimbach mint, 1621; obverse imperial orb, 3 (mark of value) within, L - S upper left and right, three crescents around; reverse St. George on horseback right, slaying a dragon, Z-1 (21) upper left and right; ex Manfred Olding-Münzhandl (Osnabrück, Germany); rare; $140.00 SALE |PRICE| $126.00
Republic of Venice, Doge Jacopo Contarini, 1275 - 1280
Jacapo Contarini was the 47th Doge.SH71328. Silver grosso, Biaggi 2783, Paolucci 1, CNI VII 6; Papadopoli 2.4, Choice gVF, weight 2.136 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 180o, Venice mint, 1275 - 1280; obverse IA COTARIN S M VENETI DVX, Doge, standing on left, wearing corno ducale, receiving tall flag from St. Mark, standing on right, DVX down flag staff, stars in left and right fields; reverse nimbate Christ enthroned facing, holding gospels in lap, IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Iισους Xριστος - Jesus Christ) flanking Christ's head; SOLD
Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, 8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D.
Saint George (d. April 23, 303) was a Roman soldier from Anatolia, who was venerated as a Christian martyr. Immortalized in the tale of George and the Dragon, he is the |patron| saint of England, Greece, Portugal, Russia, and many other countries, cities and organizations. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_GeorgeSH56037. Bronze half tetarteron, Morrisson BnF 61/Th/AE/09; DOC IV-1 18 var. (legend arrangement); CLBC I 4.4.5; Grierson 1101; SBCV 1975; Sommer 61.19, Choice gVF, weight 6.603 g, maximum diameter 21.6 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 1152 - c. 1160 A.D.; obverse Θ / Γ/ε−ωP/ΓI/Oς (WR ligate), nimbate bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing tunic, cuirass, and sagion, spear in right hand, shield on left arm; reverse MANYH−Λ ∆εC, Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros, labarum headed scepter in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand; oversized flan (normally 4.0 - 4.5 grams), fantastic for the type; SOLD