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The S. Lindner Byzantine Tetartera Collection

The S. Lindner Collection of Byzantine tetartera is a collection of the small bronze Byzantine denominations from the 11th and 12th centuries, assembled over more than 15 years. Reigns covered include Alexius I, John II, Manuel I, Andronicus, Isaac, Isaac II, and Alexius III. The collection includes many rarely seen coins and all the coins are attractive specimens of types that can be difficult to find well struck and well preserved.

Empire of Nicaea, c. 1204 - 1261 A.D.

|Anonymous| |Nicaea|, |Empire| |of| |Nicaea,| |c.| |1204| |-| |1261| |A.D.||tetarteron|
Nicaea, in northwestern Anatolia, was the capital city of the Empire of Nicaea, formed following the Fourth Crusade in 1204, until the recapture of Constantinople by the Byzantines in 1261. The mint was transferred from Nicaea to Magnesia around 1210/11 or soon after.
BZ99290. Bronze tetarteron, DOC IV-2, p. 539, type E 7 and pl. XXXVII, 7; Hendy pl. 36, 11; SBCV 2155; Ratto 2227; Sommer 72.6, VF, Green patina, light deposits, scattered pitting, squared flan ragged with edge splits, weight 2.315 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 0o, Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum (Manisa, Turkey) mint, anonymous, 1227 - 1261(?); obverse cross decorated with pellets, I-C / X-C (Greek abbreviation: Ihsos Xrists - Jesus Christ) in quarters; reverse large B B decorated with pellets, letter B on the right reversed with pellets in loops; from the S. Lindner Collection; ex Numismatic Naumann, Auction 65 (6 May 2018), lot 840; rare; $180.00 SALE PRICE $162.00


Byzantine Empire, Andronicus I, September 1183 - 12 September 1185 A.D.

|Andronicus| |I|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Andronicus| |I,| |September| |1183| |-| |12| |September| |1185| |A.D.||half| |tetarteron|
Marchev and Watcher suggest the scarcity of this type my be due to limited or no minting during the Norman siege of Thessalonica.
BZ95147. Bronze half tetarteron, CLBC 5.4.4; DOC IV-1 8; SBCV 1989; Hendy pl. 19, 4; Morrisson BnF - (p. 731); Wroth BMC 17-18; Ratto 2172; Sommer 62.6; Grierson 1115, aVF, weak strike, ragged flan with edge splits typical of type, weight 1.781 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, Sep 1183 - 12 Sep 1185 A.D.; obverse facing bust of the Virgin Orans, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, the nimbate head of the infant Christ on her chest, MP - ΘV (Greek abbreviation: Mητηρ Θεου - Mother of God) across field; reverse AN∆PO, half-length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown, scaramangion and sagion, labarum in left hand, globus cruciger in right hand; from the S. Lindner Collection; rare; $140.00 SALE PRICE $126.00







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REFERENCES|

Bellinger, A. Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, Vol. IV, Part 1: Alexius I to Alexius V (1081-1204). (Washington D.C., 1966).
Grierson, P. Byzantine Coins. (London, 1982).
Hendy, M. Coinage and Money in the Byzantine Empire 1081-1261. (Washington D.C., 1969).
Marchev, V. & R. Wachter. Catalogue of the Late Byzantine Coins, Vol. I, 1082 - 1261 AD. (Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, 2011).
Morrisson, C. Catalogue des Monnaies Byzantines de la Bibliothque Nationale II, 711 - 1204. (Paris, 1970).
Ratto, R. Monnaies Byzantines et d'autre Pays contemporaines l'poque byzantine. (Lugano, 1930).
Sabatier, J. Description gnrale des monnaies Byzantines. (Paris, 1863).
Sear, D. Byzantine Coins and Their Values. (London, 1987).
Sommer, A. Die Mnzen des Byzantinischen Reiches 491-1453. Mit einem Anhang: Die Mnzen des Kaiserreichs von Trapezunt. (Regenstauf, 2010).
Tolstoi, I. Monnaies byzantines. (St. Petersburg, 1913 - 14).
Wroth, W. Catalogue of the Imperial Byzantine Coins in the British Museum. (London, 1908).

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