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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







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