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

|Anonymous| |Nicaea|, |Empire| |of| |Nicaea,| |c.| |1204| |-| |1261| |A.D.|, |tetarteron|
After Constantinople fell to the crusaders in 1204, the Byzantines fled and organized resistance. A strong ruler, Theodore Laskaris, founded the powerful new Empire of Nicaea. Under his successors, the Empire of Nicaea continued to grow until Michael VIII captured Constantinople and restored the Byzantine Empire.
BZ95150. Bronze tetarteron, DOC IV-2, type D, p. 539, 6, pl. XXXVII, 6; Lianta 314; Hendy pl. 36, 10; SBCV 2154; Sommer 72.5; Wroth BMC -; Ratto -, aVF, dark green patina, irregular squared flan, light deposits, edge splits, weight 2.600 g, maximum diameter 21.1 mm, die axis 0o, Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum (Manisa, Turkey) mint, anonymous, 1227 - 1261(?); obverse cross with lunate ends, decorated with pellets; reverse half-length figure Virgin orans facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, MP - ΘV (Greek abbreviation: Mητηρ Θεου - Mother of God) flanking nimbus; from the S. Lindner Collection; rare; $180.00 SALE |PRICE| $162.00







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