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The 12th Century Byzantine Empire.


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Collection of Byzantine tetartera minted in Constantinople and minor coinage from other mints. This is a 15 year collection that is attempting to get all know varieties of coins from Alexius I to Alexius III.

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Trachea of Alexius I to Alexius III


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Tetartera ( Tetarteron) 2006 For an Updated view see My gallery 2019


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This is a collection of a small Byzantine denomination from the 11th and 12th centuries. The coins in my collection include Alexius I, John II, Manuel I, Andronicus, Isaac, Isaac II, and Alexius III. It includes many rarely seen coins. This is the collection as of 2006, for a more updated view with weights and detailed information see my Tetarteron Album 2015

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Imitation Tetartera


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Other Examples Tetarteron


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Trachy 2019


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Anonymous Follis


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Islamic


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2115A JOHN III DUCAS AE Tetarteron SBCV- 2115 DOC 57
OBV Head of Cherub with 4 wings, Pellets flanking on l. side

REV John III seated facing on throne with back, wearing stamma with pendilia, chlamys, holding labarum and gl cr.

Size 17.94mm

Weight 1.6gm
SimonNov 24, 2021
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1998 ISAAC COMNENUS OF CYPRUS AG TETARTERON S-1998 DOC 610 CLBC 6.3.6B

OBV Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; r hand raised in benediction holds scroll in l. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. The coin differs with a Circular legend

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 20.35mm

Weight 2.2gm

This issues
SimonOct 21, 2021
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2004D ISAAC II ANGELUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2004 DOC 4 CLBC 7.4.1
OBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field


Size 20.mm

Weight 5.3 1gm

DOC lists 16 examples with weights from 1.70gm to 4.36 and sizes 19mm to 24x18mm

Nicest example I have ever seen, just added to my collection, almost perfect except for wear on the Virgins face VF/EF
SimonOct 20, 2021
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1921 ALEXIUS Metropolitan TETARTERON S-1921 Doc 34 CLBC 2.4.2 Grierson 1043
Bust of Christ, bearded with cross behind head, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels in l. hand. UU in fields of cross.

Rev Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand jeweled scepter and in l, gl. cr.

Size 18mm

Weight 3.77gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC catalog lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 1.6gm to 3.49gm and size is universal at 18mm

All of the Constantinople coins are uncommon but this one appears very rarely, I would mark its rarity 4/5 This example This is ois Good Very Fine, one of the most difficult of Alexius tetartera to obtain.

Nomos
SimonOct 17, 2021
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1959 Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 31 mm, 4.28 g, 6 h), Constantinople, circa 1160-1164. ΙC - ΧC Christ Pantocrator, standing facing, nimbate and enrobed, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels with his left; in field to left and right, star. Rev. MA-NVHΛ - O/ ΘЄ/O/Δ/ω/PO/C Manuel and St. Theodore standing facing, both holding a sword in their outer hand, and holding a long patriarchal cross set on a globe between them. DOC 4b. SB 1959. Light polishing marks, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, acquired prior to 2007.
SimonSep 10, 2021
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1958 Manuel I Comnenus EL Aspron Trachy. Constantinople DOC 3a; Sear 1958. 4.57g, 34mm, 6hManuel I Comnenus EL Aspron Trachy. Constantinople, circa AD 1152-1167. Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels; IC-XC across fields / MAN૪HΛ [ΔЄCΠOTH], the Virgin and Manuel standing facing, each holding labarum and akakia; M between, OV to right. DOC 3a; Sear 1958. 4.57g, 34mm, 6h.

Extremely Fine.

From the Vitangelo Collection, collector's ticket included
SimonSep 10, 2021
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1961 Manuel I Comnenus EL Aspron Trachy. Constantinople, 4.77g, 32mm, 6h.Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; IC-XC across upper fields / Manuel standing facing, wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys, holding labarum on long shaft and globus cruciger, crowned by the Virgin Mary standing to left, wearing tunic and maphorium; MHP between, MANᏌHΛ to left, V and ΔЄCΠO to right. DOC 6d; Sear 1961. 4.77g, 32mm, 6h.

Good Extremely Fine; flan crack at 10/9h.
SimonSep 10, 2021
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1956 Manuel I Comnenus. 1143-1180. AV Hyperpyron (29mm, 4.34 g, 6h). Variety VConstantinople mint. Struck circa 1167-1183. Facing bust of beardless Christ, beardless, holding scroll and raising hand in benediction; nimbus with five pellets between double-lined cross arms / Manuel standing facing, holding labarum and patriarchal cross on globe, being crowned by manus Dei; nine pellets on collar; on chlamys, square below right arm. DOC 1(for type); SB 1956. Lightly toned, minor scratches. Good VF.

From the Peter J. Merani Collection, purchased from Glenn W. Woods. CNG
SimonSep 10, 2021
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1912 Alexius I Comnenus. 1081-1118. AV Hyperpyron (35mm, 4.45 g, 6h)Constantinople mint. Struck 1092/3-1118. Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing / Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; manus Dei above, pellet on shaft, six pellets in loros end. DOC 20c.1; SB 1912. Deposits in devices, flattened, long thin central flan crack. VF.

From the Todd Hansen Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 57 (4 April 2001), lot 1502.
SimonSep 10, 2021
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1 ARTUQIDS.Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan.1148-1174 AD.AE Dirhem. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator / Partial mint formula and name and pedigree of Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan in four lines and margins. S&S Type 1; Album 1820.1.Very fine.RARE.

Weight : 4.5 gr

Diameter : 24 mm
1 commentsSimonApr 22, 2021
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1940 JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 3 Constantinople Third Coinage Variation B SBCV-1940
OBV IC XC in upper field.

Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back: , holds gospels in l. Pellet in each limb of the cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. , crowned by Virgin. Emperor wears stemma, divitision. Collar piece, and paneled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l., anexikakia. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 30.57mm

Weight 4.3gm

DOC lists 5 examples of type B with weights from 4.22gm to 4.43gm and sizes from 30 mm to 31m
SimonApr 18, 2021
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1947 JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 1 Thessalonica First Coinage SBCV-1947
JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 1 Thessalonica First Coinage SBCV-1947
OBV Christ Bearded and Nimbate , wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon a throne without back: r. hand raised in benediction , holds gospels in l.

REV Half length figure of emperor on l. and of Virgin , holding between them Partriarcghal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in r. hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion. Manus Dei in upeer left field.

Size 29mm

Weight 4.5gm

Thicker metal than Constantinople issue, very difficult to differentiate between the same issue from different mints.
SimonApr 18, 2021

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2116 JOHN III DUCAS AE Tetarteron S- 2116 DOC 57
OBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic ,breastplate, and saigon; holds in r. hand spear, resting over shoulder and in l. shield.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma , divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type, and saigon; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. anexikakia.

Size 23mm

Weight 4.09gm

DOC lists 12 examples with weights from 1.61 gm to 3.00 and sizes 19mm to 21mm
Simon
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1946 JOHN II METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1946 DOC 13 CLBC 3.4.2 OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 17.71mm

Weight 4.2gm

DOC lists 9 examples with weights from 2.97gm to 4.57gm and sizes from 17mm to 20mm
Simon
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2157 Anonymous2 (Magn.) AE Tetarteron – SBCV-2157 DOC IV 9 Type G
OBV Radiate, floriated, cross

REV Three-Quarter-length figure of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon Holds in r. hand sword resting over shoulder in l. shield

( This coin is lacking an inscription for St Theodore, should be appearing in two columnar groups.)

Size 20mm

weight 2.9gm

DOC lists 3 examples weighing between 2.07gm to 2.60gm and sizes 20 to 22m
Simon

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