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Anglo-Saxon, Continental Sceattas, AR Sceat. UK Metal Detecting find from Kirkburn in Yorkshire.Frisia 710-750 A.D. 0.79g - 11.5mm, Axis 3h.

Obv: 'Porcupine' with four legs below, pellet triangle below.

Rev: Beaded standard, with annulet at center and concentric beaded square; T-shaped ornaments in margin.

Spink 790D; Abramson 96.10; SCBI 63 (BM), - ; North 45.
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ANGLO-SAXON, England, Aethelred II 978 = 1016, Silver PennyObv. Diademed bust right, without scepter.

Rev. Hand of providence between alpha & omega, issuing from cloud composed of parallel lines
S-1144 - First hand type

Æthelred the Unready, or Æthelred II (c. 968 - 23 April 1016), was king of England (978 - 1013 and 1014 - 1016). He was son of King Edgar and Queen Ælfthryth. Æthelred was only about 10 (no more than 13) when his half-brother Edward was murdered. Æthelred was not personally suspected of participation, but as the murder was committed at Corfe Castle by the attendants of Ælfthryth, it made it more difficult for the new king to rally the nation against the military raids by Danes, especially as the legend of St Edward the Martyr grew. Later, Æthelred ordered a massacre of Danish settlers in 1002 and also paid tribute, or Danegeld, to Danish leaders from 991 onwards. His reign was much troubled by Danish Viking raiders. In 1013, Æthelred fled to Normandy and was replaced by Sweyn, who was also king of Denmark. However, Æthelred returned as king after Sweyn died in 1014.

"Unready" is a mistranslation of Old English unræd (meaning bad-counsel) - a twist on his name "Æthelred" (meaning noble-counsel). A better translation would be Redeless - without counsel (Rede).
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ANGLO-SAXON, England, Cnut, AR Penny, 1016-1035 ADAnglo-Saxon Kings of England, Cnut AR Penny. AD 1016-1035. Short Cross type (BMC xvi, Hild. H). Lundene (London) mint; Godman, moneyer. Struck circa 1029-1035/6.
Obverse: + CNVT T R • ECX:, diademed bust left; sceptrE before
Reverse: + GODMΛN ON LVN, voided short cross with pellet-in-annulet in center.
SCBI 14 (Copenhagen), 2601-3 var. (same obv. die, mint name); Hild. 2426; BMC - ; North 790; SCBC 1159; CNG 90, lot 2396 (same dies). 1.14g, 17mm, 3h.
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ANGLO-SAXON, Northumbria, ÆTHELRED II (A.D.841 - 849), AE Styca, Struck A.D.841 - 844 at YorkObverse: + EDILRED REX around large Greek cross, small Greek cross in legend.
Reverse: + EANRED around small Greek cross. Small Greek cross in legend. Moneyer: Eanred.
Diameter: 13mm | Weight: 0.9gms | Die Axis: 6
Issue: First Reign, Phase II, Group Cii
SPINK: 865 | Pirie: 1374 (same dies)
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ANGLO-SAXON, Northumbria, EANRED (A.D.810 - 841), AE Styca, Struck at YorkObverse: + EANRED REX around small cross pattée. Cross pattée in legend.
Reverse: + FORDRED around small cross patoncé. Cross pattée in legend. Moneyer: Fordred.
Grey patina with slight silver sheen
Diameter: 12mm | Weight: 0.9gms | Die Axis: 12
SPINK: 862
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ANGLO-SAXON, PRIMARY SCEAT, AR Sceat, struck c.685 - 700 at Essex or East Anglia, EnglandObverse: Pearl diademed head facing right within ouroboros (serpent eating its tail), unintelligible pseudo legend around.
Reverse: Bird standing facing right upon cross, annulets on either side, all within ouroboros (serpent eating its tail), unintelligible pseudo legend around.
Primary Phase, Series BI
Diameter: 12mm | Weight: 1.05gms | Die Axis: 12h
SPINK: 777 | Metcalf 100 - 106

This coin was struck at the time in which the Beowulf legend was set, though the coin predates the earliest manuscript of that saga by about three centuries. These coins constitute the earliest indigenous currency found on the British Isles and they are a fascinating glimpse into the so called "Dark Ages" during the post-Roman period.
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Byzantine, Alexius I Comnenus, AE TETARTERON SBCV-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 OBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger. Complete Inscription

Size 19mm

Weight 3.08

This is a perfect example , nicely centered and a full legend for Alexius, choice in all aspects.
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BYZANTINE, Alexius 1 Comnenus, A.D.1081 - 1118, AV HyperpyronObv: Christ enthroned facing on square-backed throne, raising right hand in benediction.
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Sear 1924/25 (Thessalonika)
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Byzantine, Alexius I Comnenus, AU Hyperpyron SBCV-1913Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Hyperpyron (Gold, 31 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h)

Constantinople, post-reform coinage, 1092-1118. +ΚЄ ROHΘЄI Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in fields, IC - XC. Rev. A/ΛЄ/ΖΙω / ΔЄC/ΠΟ/ΤΗ; in right field, Tω / KO/MNH/Nω Alexius I standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and exaggerated jeweled chlamys, holding labarum with his right hand and globus cruciger with his left; in upper right field, manus Dei to left
This coin came with an original ticket for a dealer in Amsterdam. Jacques Schulman. From a sale in 1956
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BYZANTINE, Alexius I Komnenos A.D.1081 - 1118, AU Hyperperon. Post-reform issue struck A.D.1092 - 1118
Sear 1912.
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BYZANTINE, ALEXIUS I, AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.11mm

Weight 2.6gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm

I have numerous examples of this coin, this is by far the most attractive I have ever seen and it is one of the highlights of my collection.

1 commentsSimon
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Byzantine, ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS, AE HALF TETARTERON SBCV-2016 DOC 7 CLBC 8.4.4OBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on l. shoulder and in l. hand. Scroll or hilt of sword

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger cr. Manus Dei ( Hands of God) in upper right field.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron

Size 16mm

Weight 1.7gm

DOC lists 6 examples with weights from 1.2 to 1.9 gm and sizes 15x11 to 17mm
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Byzantine, Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,B 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,
avers:- Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Monogram of Anastasius within wreath.
exe: , diameter: 7-8 mm, weight: 0,57 g, axis: 2h,
mint:Constantinople, date: A.D., ref: Sear-13, p-37,
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2481)Obv: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre. Legend around - ANAPONIK AVTOKPATO (or similar, sometimes retrograde)
Rev: Cross anchored, with pellet in each angle.
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Byzantine, ANDRONICUS, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 OBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais, holds nimbate beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. anexikakia, Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand.

Size 20.84

Weight 4.55gm

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm
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Byzantine, Anonymous (Magn.) AE Tetarteron – SBCV-2154 DOC IV 6 Type D OBV Cross radiate, with lunate ornaments, decorated with pellets , at ends.

REV Half length figure of Virgin, nimbate, orans wearing tunic.

Size 20mm

Weight 2.61gm

DOC lists 4 examples. weight vary 1.32gm to 2.52gm and 19 to 22mm
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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB 1813, AE-Follis, Class A2/F39type, (Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), Anonymous Follis, SB 1813, AE-Follis, Class A2/F39type, (Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), #1
Class A2, attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII.
averse: +ЄMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings".
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 27,5mm, weight: 10,30g, axis: h,
mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences., date: 976-1025 CE, ref:SB 1813, Class A2/F39type,
Q-001
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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB 1880, AE-Follis, Class H, (Michael VII. ( First Crusade ?) (1081-1092 A.D.)), Constantinopolis, Anonymous Follis, SB 1880, AE-Follis, Class H, (Michael VII. ( First Crusade ?) (1081-1092 A.D.)), Constantinopolis,
averse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and rising right hand in benediction, in left hand, to scroll, to left IC to right XC, border of dots.
reverse: Patriarchal cross, with globulae and two pelletsat each extremity, in lower field on either side, floral ornament.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23-24,5mm, weight: 5,49g, axis: 5h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 1081-1092 A.D., ref:SB 1880, p-379,
Q-001
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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB 1901, AE-Follis, Class K, MP/QV//--, (Alexius I. (1081-1118 A.D.), Constantinopolis, Mary, three-quarter length figure, #1Anonymous Follis, SB 1901, AE-Follis, Class K, MP/QV//--, (Alexius I. (1081-1118 A.D.), Constantinopolis, Mary, three-quarter length figure, #1
averse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and rising right hand in benediction, in left hand, to scroll, to left IC to right XC, border of large pellets.
reverse: MP-QV to left and right of Mary, three-quarter length figure, nimbate, hands raised, all inside border of large pellets.
exergue: MP/QV//--, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 1068-1071 A.D., ref:SB 1901,
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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB ????, AE-Follis, Class A2 (?), (Ancient (Barbar) Imitation), Anonymous Follis, SB ????, AE-Follis, Class A2 (?), (Ancient (Barbar) Imitation),
(Class A2, attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII.)
averse: +ЄMMΔ VOHΛI instead of +ЄMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings", all S are "revers" !!!
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 24,5-26,6mm, weight: 9,04g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ancient (Barbar) Imitation., date: ??? A.D., ref: SB ???,
Q-001
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BYZANTINE, Anonymous Half-Siliqua, Struck at Constantinople (c.530AD), Bendall Type 8cObverse: Helmeted and draped bust of Constantinople facing right.
Reverse: Large K in a pearl border.

S. Bendall made an attempt at the classification and chronology of these types. He accepted the general conclusion that the oldest issues, of very fine style, were struck during the inauguration of the new capital of the empire on May 11th, A.D.330. Bendall, having analyzed the changes in style, suggested that some issues were struck on the anniversaries of the founding of Constantinople in A.D.430 and A.D.530, and that other variants might have been issued during the reign of Justinian I to celebrate the reconquest of Italy.

Atelier : Constantinople (Istanbul en Turquie) - Ref : Bendall Type 8c - Sommer 7.109 (Maurice), Tolstoï 28, 612 - Rare
0,80 g / 13-15 mm - Etat presque Extremely Fine
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BYZANTINE, Basil I the Macedonian with Constantine (AD 867-886)AR Miliaresion Constantinople
AD 868-879
3.01 grams
Sear 1708
Obv.: IhSUS XRISTUS NICA, cross potent on three steps, globe beneath, triple border
Rev.: +bASI/ LIOS CE/ CONSTAN/ TIN' PISTV/ bASILIS/ ROMEO' in six lines, triple border
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BYZANTINE, Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025). Æ Anonymous Class A2 Follis, (Sear-1813, Sommer-40.2.7)Obv: + EMMA NOVHΛ IC - XC.
Bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus. Cross on book of gospels; cross in each arm of gospel.

Rev: + IhSYS/ XRISTYS/ bASILEY/ bASILE.
Legend in four lines.

Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025).

Classified as Class A2-32 using Ornamentation Classification Table.
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BYZANTINE, Basil II 976-1026 Class A2 Anonymous FollisObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: +IhSUS / XRISTUS / bASILEU / bASILE, Ornament Above and Below
Sear 1813
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BYZANTINE, Basil II the Bulgarslayer, AV Histamenon, Constantinopolis548. Basile II le Bulgarochtone (976-1025), AV histamenon, 1001-1005 (?), Constantinople.
Obv : B. du Christ nimbé de face, bénissant et tenant les Evangiles. Trois groupes de sept globules dans les bras de la croix.
Rev : B. de Basile et de Constantin de face, tenant entre eux une croix patriarcale. Manus Dei au-dessus de la tête de Basile.
Ref.: S., 1798; R., 1941; B.N. 13; D.O. 4a.
4,23gm, Rare.

Under Basil, the empire expanded in all directions. He conquered Bulgaria, as his name suggests, and recovered Antioch from the Arabs.
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BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Anonymous Trachy, 1395-1420Obv: Patriarchal Cross Surrounded by Stars
Rev: Standing Czar
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BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Ivan Alexander and Mikhail 1331-1355Obv: Monogram
Rev: Czar and Son with Long Staff Between Them
Moushmov Pl. LXIX, 14
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BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Ivan Alexander and Mikhail 1331-1355Obv: Fortified Walls
Rev: Czar and Son Holding Long Cross Between Them
Moushmov Pl. LXIII, 4-12
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BYZANTINE, Bulgaria, Ivan Šišman (1371 - 1395) AR Half Gross (Youroukova & Penchev-12Obv: Half-length facing bust of the Theotokos, orans, Child on breast; M Θ across field
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Ivan Šišman, holding cross-tipped scepter; monograms across field
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BYZANTINE, Constans II, Solidus, Sear 9594.41 grams1 comments
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BYZANTINE, Constantine IV, AV Solidus.Constantine IV, Pogonatus, 15 July 668 - 10 July 685 A.D.

Cf. Sear 1153.
Constantine IV ruled jointly with his father, Constans II, from A.D.654 to A.D.668, and then with his brothers, Heraclius and Tiberius, from A.D.659 until A.D. 681.
Constantine IV, Pogonatus should be credited with saving Europe from Muslim conquest when, after besieging Constantinople for four years, the Arabs led by caliph Muawija I were forced to retreat. The use by the Byzantines of the famous "Greek Fire" having made the city impregnable. In A.D.681 Constantine IV deposed his two brothers. Constantine IV was succeeded by his 16 year old son Justinian II in A.D.685.

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BYZANTINE, Constantine IX Monomachus, AV Histamenon Nomisma, Struck at Constantinople. A.D.1042 - 1055Obv: +IhS XIS REX REGNANTInm. Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction, in left hand, book of gospels, the whole surrounded by a triple border.
Rev: +cwnstAntn bASILeus Rm. Bust of Constantine IX facing, bearded, wearing crown, loros and sacros, and holding labarum and plain globus cruciger. The whole surrounded by a triple border.
Sear: 1829

These coins are of a thin, spread fabric; usually, but not always, scyphate.
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Byzantine, Constantine VII. Porphyrogenitus (913-959 A.D.), SB 1761, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #2, double or over struck!B 038 Constantine VII. Porphyrogenitus (913-959 A.D.), SB 1761, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #2, double or over struck!
avers: CONST bASIL ROM, crowned bust of Constantine facing, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, holding akakia and cross on globe.
reverse: + / CONST / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
exergue: , diameter: 24-25mm, weight: 6,15g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 1761,
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BYZANTINE, Constantine XI, AR 1/8 stavraton, 1448-1453 ADConstantine XI. Palaeologus. 1448-1453 AD. Eighth-stravrata, 0.48g. (h). Constantinople, Siege of Constantinople.
Obv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. and holding book of Gospels, IC and B to left and right.
Rx: Crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing maniakon.
Bendall, Revue Numismatique 1991, 'The Coinage of Constantine XI', p. 135-142. pl. XVII, 148 (this coin).
From the Constantine XI Hoard. Gemini Xii Lot 468
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BYZANTINE, Heraclius, c.A.D.610-641, AV SolidusAlthough Heraclius decisively defeated Parthia, his army was in turn defeated by the invading Muslims when a sandstorm blinded his troops at the battle of Yarmuk and as a result, the Levant, Egypt and North Africa were all lost.2 comments
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BYZANTINE, Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas SolidusHeraclius AD 610-641, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas. Gold Solidus Constantinopolis, 5th officina, AD 638/9-641
Heraclius (in centre), Heraclius Constantine (on r.) and Heraclonas (on l.), all standing facing, holding globus cruciger
VICTORIA AVGЧE; cross potent set on three steps, monogram to left; CONOB in ex
Sear 769; 4.46g; 20mm

This coin is resting at least 75 years in private collections, as it came with a ticket dated 8th of May 1936, Robert Ball Nchf., Berlin, Germany.
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Byzantine, Heraclius, quarter siliqua - UNIQUEHaraclius, AR quarter siliqua, mint of Carthage.
10 mm ; 0.25 gr.
Obv. D.N.ERACAIO PP AV (or similar). Crowned, dr. and cuir. bust facing, beardless.
Rev. Cross potent, with star in each angle.

D.O. ..., BMC ..., T ...., R ...., BN ...(but now in BN), MIB 150 ; Sear 871a

Unique
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BYZANTINE, Isaac ComnenusIsaac Comnenus
unsurper in cyprus
AE tetarteron
Obv.The virgin standing right with hands raised.
Rev. Isaac standing facing.
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BYZANTINE, ISAAC COMNENUS OF CYPRUS AG TETARTERON SBCV-1998 DOC 610 CLBC 6.3.6A GR 1125

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.

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 18.5/20mm

Weight 4.2

These issues in Cyprus have a small amount of silver in them 1.5% make them more related to the Metropolitan issue of the empire. This issue is heavier than most listed types. Variations of Isaac Comnenus coinage seem more common than the Byzantine Emperors, in this case the sash on the Emperors waist.

I have decided not clean this coin any further,I think it is attractive as it stands.

DOC list 4 examples with a weight of 2.81 to 2.84 and sized at 19mm to 21mm
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BYZANTINE, ISAAC II AE Tetarteron S-2005 DOC5Facing bust of the Archangel Michael beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding sceptre with trifoil device. and gl.cr. Rev Bust of Isaac facing wearing crown and loros and holding cruiciform sceptre and akakia. 21mm Nice Very Fine! **** Note the trifoil device that Archangel Michael holds.***** DOC 5a.1 2 commentsSimon
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BYZANTINE, 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
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Byzantine, Isaac II. Angelus (1185-1195 A.D.), SB 2005, AE-Tetarteron, Thessalonica,Isaac II. Angelus (1185-1195 A.D.), SB 2005, AE-Tetarteron, Thessalonica,
avers: Abbreviated version of O/X/AP-X/MI (or similar) to left and right of facing bust of Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding jewelled sceptre (sometimes surmounted by trefoil) and cross on globe.
reverse: ICA /AKI /OC - ΔE /CΠO /TH /C (or similar) to left and right of Isaac, crowned bust facing, wearing loros, holding cross-tipped sceptre and akakia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20x20mm, weight: 5,69g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 2005,
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Byzantine, 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 31mm
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BYZANTINE, John II, 1118 - 1143, Electrum Aspron TrachyElectrum aspron trachy, clipped, 1.512g, 24.6mm, 180o, Constantinople mint.
Obverse: Christ seated facing on throne without back, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left hand, IC right, XC left.
Reverse: + Iw DECPO / TH - Q / EG / RW [...], John (wearing crown, divitision and chlamys) and St. George (nimbate, in military dress, holding sword) standing facing, holding patriarchal cross with globus at base.
Sear 1941; DO 8b; Scarce.
ex Edward J. Waddell, appears slightly more golden in hand
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Byzantine, JOHN II, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1
OBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

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

Size 21mm

Weight 4.03.gm

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BYZANTINE, JOHN III DUCAS, AE Tetarteron S- 2117 DOC 59 OBV Cross within crescent-shapeped ornament decorated with pellets.
REV Half length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision , collar-piece and paneled loros of a simplified type, holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. a globus surmounted by patriarchal cross
Size 19mm/16mm. Weight 1.8 gm

DOC lists 5 examples with weights from 1.55 gm to 2.54 and sizes 15mm to 20mm All odd shaped in size

I believe this to be the nicest I've seen but it is close. The coin has nice highlights, sand filled patina and nice eye appeal. When grading this coin keep in mind the denomination being small and rarely struck with perfection but this one definitely has it's charms.
Simon
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BYZANTINE, John V Palaeologus, AR 1/8th stavraton, 1341-1391 AD.Jean V Paléologue (1341-1391), AR 1/8 de stavraton, 1367-1376, Constantinople.
Obv: D/B. du Christ de f. entre deux points.
Rev: R/B. de l'empereur de f. entre deux points.
Sear 2512; D.O. 1244; PCPC 307 (sigle 5). 1,02g. Rare
Jean Elsen auc 125 lot 933.
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BYZANTINE, John VII Palaeologus, AR 1/2 stavraton, 1399-1402 AD.Jean VII Paléologue, régent pour Manuel II (1399-1403), AR 1/2 stavraton, Constantinople.
Obv: D/B. du Christ de f., entre IC-XC. Sur le tour, quatorze globules et C-?. R.
Rev: I?ANIC BACI??VC [######] B. de l'empereur nimbé de f., entre deux points.
Sear 2562; D.O. 1334; PCPC 346 (sigle 8). 3,01g. Rare
Jean Elsen auc 125 lot 945
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BYZANTINE, John VIII Palaeologus, 1423-1448, Constantinople, AR Stavraton (Half Hyperpyron)IWANHC ΔECΠOTIC O ΠAΛEOΛOΓOC / ΘV XAPITI AVTOKPATOP in two circles inside which bust of John facing, bearded, nimbate, crown with pendila, a pellet in the left and right fields. / IC/I-XC/X Nimbate bust of Christ, book of Gospels in left hand, right hand raised in benediction, all inside dotted and lined circle, surrounded by margin with pellets, inside solid line circle. 6.7g

When voting be careful to compare this with other coins of the same denomination, not the smaller ones which have cause to look even more crude. While this is crude and probably easily bested, I would prefer the coin that ousts this entrant at least have as much of the name of the ruler as does this one (IWA at the top of the outer circle).
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BYZANTINE, John VIII Palaeologus, AR 1/8th stavraton, 1421-1448 ADJean VIII Paléologue (1421-1448), AR 1/8 de stavraton (1/16 hyperpère), Constantinople.
Obv: D/B. du Christ nimbé de f. entre IC-XC. A d., trois points.
Rev: R/B. de l'empereur nimbé de f., entre I/? -A/N.
Sear 2566; D.O. -; PCPC 350. 0,50g. Rare
Jean Elsen auc 125 lot 953.

This coin is from the Constantine XI hoard. It is coin #64 in the Numismatique revue that pictures all the coins from the hoard by Simon Bendall.
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BYZANTINE, Justin I, AV solidusThe pig farmer who would be emperor...sounds like gladiator a lil bit.
Justin I AV Solidus. Constantinople, AD 518-527. D N IVSTINVS P P AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, shield with horseman device on left shoulder, spear across right shoulder / VICTORIA AVGGG Δ, angel standing facing holding long cross in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand; star in right field, CONOB in exergue.
Sear 56; DOC 2; MIBE 3. 4.46g, 21mm, 5h.
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Byzantine, Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #1B 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #1
avers: (D N IVSTI)NVS P AV(G) (Incomplete), Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large Є, right CON (vertically) and off. Γ right.
exergue: Є/CON/Γ//--, diameter:11-12mm, weight: 2,34g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 0074, p-46,
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Byzantine, Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0093, N/E//••, AE-Pentanummia, Nicomedia, B 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0093, N/E//••, AE-Pentanummia, Nicomedia,
avers:- D N IVSTI NVS P AVG (Incomplete), Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Large Chrisogram, N left E right.
exe: N/E//••, diameter: 13mm, weight: 2,01g, axis: 6h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: A.D., ref: SB 0093, p-49,
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BYZANTINE, Justin II - Large follisJustin II; Follis ; 32.5 mm, 15.9 g; Regnal year 9 = 573 - 574 AD; Sear #372
DN IVSTINVS PP AVG - Justin on left and Sophia on right, seated facing on a double throne, both nimbate. He holds a globus cruciger [orb], she holds cruciform sceptre.
Mint of Cyzicus - KYZ in exergue.

Bruce''s collection
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BYZANTINE, Justin II and Sophia, AE Follis struck at Cherson (A.D.565-578)A l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Justin et l'impératrice Sophie debout de face, tous deux nimbés, Justin tenant un globe crucigère et Sophie un long sceptre crucigère. Pas de croix entre Justin II et Sophie.
Au revers Tibère, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
La marque de valeur est très spécifique à l'atelier de Cherson, le H signifiant la valeur 8 à comprendre comme 8 pentanumia, soit 40 nummis.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée, Ukraine)
13,08 g / 30-32 mm
Ref : MIBE II 158 (Justin II) - Sommer 5.71 (Justin II), SBCV 605 (Maurice), DOC 299 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty 15 (Maurice)
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BYZANTINE, Justin II and Sophia, Half-Follis struck at Cherson (A.D.582-602)A l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Justin et l'impératrice Sophie debout de face, tous deux nimbés, Phocas tenant un globe crucigère et Leontia un long sceptre crucigère.
Au revers Tibère, debout de face, tenant une longue croix. A droite, la valeur Δ.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée, Ukraine)
5,67 g / 20-23 mm
Ref : Sear 610 (Maurice) - Sommer 5.73 var (Justin II), MIBEC 161 (Phocas), Anokhin 318-19 (Justin II), Esty 16 (Maurice)
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BYZANTINE, Justin II, AV solidus, A.D.565-578AV-Solidus, Constantinopolis, 6. Offizin; 4.42 g. Gepanzerte Büste v. v. mit Helm, Victoria auf Globus und Schild//Constantinopolis sitzt v. v. mit Zepter und Kreuzglobus.
DOC 4 e; Sear 345.
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Byzantine, Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,
avers: D N IVSTI NVS P P AVG, Justin left and Sophia right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped by cross.
reverse: "M" ANNO/VI/A, Large M, ANNO to left, Cross above, regnal year to right "VI", officina letter below "A", mintmark NIKO.
exergue: A/N/N/O/VI//NIKO, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: 13,22g, axis: 7h,
mint: Nikopolis, date: 571 A.D., ref: SB 0369, p-94,
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BYZANTINE, Justinian I, AE 20 Nummi Cyzicus Mint. Yr.25 (AD 551/2)
AD 527-565
19.13 grams
Obv. D. N. IVSTINIANVS PP . AVG. – Helmeted and cuir. Bust facing, holding gl. Cr. And shield; to r. cross
Rev. Large K; above, cross; to l., A/N/N/O; to r., numerals representing the regnal year; beneath officina letter
Sear #165
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BYZANTINE, Justinian I, AE 37mm FollisCyzicus Mint
AD 527-565
19.13 grams
Obv.: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield with horseman motif, cross to right
Rev.: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right, officina letter below, mintmark KYZ.
SB 207
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BYZANTINE, Justinian I, AV SemissisJustinian I AV Semissis. Constantinopolis, AD 527-565. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory seated right, inscribing numerals on shield; star to right, christogram to left.
MIBE 17; Sear 143. 2.17g, 20mm, 6h.
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BYZANTINE, Justinian I, AV Solidus, A.D.527-565BYZANTINE COINS
Justinian I (527-565)
(D) Solidus (4.39 g), Constantinopolis, 1 Officina, AD 542-565. Bust / Victoria.
Sear 140, 7 MIB, summer 4.3. Clipped minimal, minor scratches.

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BYZANTINE, Justinian I, AV Tremissis, A.D.527-565Justinian I. 527-565. AV Tremissis (14mm, 1.51 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Diademed and cuirassed bust right / Angel advancing right, head left, holding wreath and globus cruciger; star to right; CONOB.
DOC 19; MIBE 19; SB 145.
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BYZANTINE, Justinian I, AV Tremissis, AD527-565Justinian I AV Tremissis. Constantinople, AD 527-565. DN IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVCVSTORVM, Victory alighting facing, head left, holding wreath in outstretched right hand and globus cruciger in outstretched left; star in right field; CONOB.
Sear 145. 1.43g, 16mm, 7h.
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Byzantine, Justinian I, Æ Decanummium.Justinian I Æ Decanummium. Carthage mint, year 13 (539-40). D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AG, diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right / Large I, surmounted by cross; to left, A/N/N/O; to right, numerals representing the regnal year X/III ; in ex. CAR

Sear 269, DO.297-8, BMC 388-93.
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Byzantine, Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0158, Γ/CON, AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), Constantinopolis,Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0158, Γ/CON, AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), Constantinopolis,
avers: D N IVSTINI ANVS P P AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large M, Star to left, cross above, and cross to right, officina letter "Γ" below, mintmark CON.
exergue: Γ//CON, diameter: 29,5-32mm, weight: 13,34g, axis: 7h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 0158, p-59,
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Byzantine, Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica,Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica,
avers: D N IVSTINI ANVS P P AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large AISP, Chi-Ro above the large I, in exergue, mintmark TES.
exergue: -/-//TES, diameter: 20-23,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 0178, p-64
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Byzantine, Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0205, ANNO/XXXI//NIK, AE-Dekanummia, Nikomedia, Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0205, ANNO/XXXI//NIK, AE-Dekanummia, Nikomedia,
avers: D N IVSTINI ANVS A(VG), Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large I, "A/N/N/O" to left, cross above, regnal year "X/X/X/I" to right, in exergue, mintmark NIK.
exergue: ANNO/XXXI//NIK, diameter: 15,5mm, weight: 2,3g, axis:6h,
mint: Nikomedia, date: A.D., ref: SB 0205, p-68
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BYZANTINE, Justinianus I.Justinianus
AU Solidus
Obv: DNIVSTINANVSPPAVI - Helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGI Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing facing, holding cross and globus cruciger. 527-538 (Constantinople).
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BYZANTINE, Latin Rule Half Tetarteron S-2058OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Leaved patriarchal cross.

17mm 1.59gm

Personally I think this is the nicest of the Latin designs and this one is the best I have seen. I just added it to my collection.
1 commentsSimon
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BYZANTINE, Latin Rule Half Tetarteron S-2059 OBV Figure of St. Helen Nimbate, turned slightly to the r. wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds patriarchal cross on long shaft in l. hand

REV Full-length figure of St. Constantine turned slightly to the l. wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds patriarchal cross on a long shaft in r. hand and in l. , anexikakia.

20mm 2.28gm

Almost as Struck,
Simon
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 ConstantinopleObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: Archangel Michael
26-30 mm
Sear 2036
Coins of this type are usually poorly struck and/or severely clipped. Not this one!
From the collection of Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Leo III & Constantine V, AV Solidus, Constantinople c.A.D.737-741.
Leo III, the Isaurian, 717-741 AD. ruling with Constantine V, 720-741 AD. Struck at Constantinople c.A.D.737 - 741.
Obv: Crowned facing bust of Leo, holding globus cruciger and akakia; d N O LEO-N PA MUl.
Rev: Crowned facing bust of Constantine, holding globus and akakia; d N CONST-ANTINuS.
Sear 1504, DOC III 7b.
4.37gm.
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BYZANTINE, Leo V "The Armenian," AE18 Follis. Syracuse Mint.
AD 813-820
3.13 grams
Obv.: LEON, crowned facing bust of Leo, wearing loros, holding cross potent; Λ to r.
Rev.: Crowned facing bust of Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe; cross to right.
SB 1637
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Byzantine, Leo V and Constantine 813-820 AD, AE Follis, SBCV - 1635OBV Facing Busts of Leo on l. and Constantine

REV Λ K ( Initials of Leon and Konstantine ) Cross above

3.86gm and 22.4mm

Ex Forum Coin
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Byzantine, Leo VI. the Wise (886-912 A.D.), SB 1729, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #1B 036 Leo VI. the Wise (886-912 A.D.), SB 1729, AE-Follis, Constantinopolis, #1
avers: LEON bAS ILEVS ROM, Leo, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
reverse: + / LEOn/ En QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-26mm, weight: 6,08g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 1729,
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMENUNUS, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1968 DOC 15 CLBC 4.4.2 OBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia

Size 20.53mm

Weight 4.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue 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 lists 34 examples with weights from 2.32 to 4.9gm and size from 17mm to 22mm

The coins only flaw, wear on the Virgins face. Other that near perfect centering and a wonderful reverse strike.
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMENUNUS, El Aspron Trachy SBCV-1958 DOC 3a Manuel 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.


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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON SBCV-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 OBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.30 mm

Weight 2.4gm

This example is beautiful . I would grade aEF Manuel's nose is rubbed away but patina is consistant , rarity 1/5 Common coin , uncommon condition.

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Byzantine, MANUEL Comnenus I, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1969 DOC 16 CLBC 4.4.3
OBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum on a long shaft. On which X and in l. globus cruciger


Size 19.6mm

Weight 3.0


DOC lists 11 examples with weights from 2.76 to 4.14 gm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
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Byzantine, MANUEL Comnenus, AE Half Tetarteron SBCV-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 OBV Large, often ill formed letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated with 6 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.33mm

Weight 2.59 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

This coin is good Very fine, lightly circulated. I believe this to be a perfect example.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights ranging from 1.10gm to 2.96 gm with sizes from 14mm to 18mm.
Simon
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS, Billion Aspron Trachy SBCV-1966 DOC IV -13c OBV Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded on l., crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type ; holds in right hand labarum-scepter, and inl. Gl cr.Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 31mm

Weight 4.63gm

A nearly perfect strike and that is exceptional. If you notice Christs head you will see the nimbus dots ever so slightly out of alignment. The dies were fresh when struck. Truly Exceptional.
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Byzantine, Manuel I, Tetarteron SBCV-1970MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1970 DOC 17 CLBC 4.4.4

OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV. Bust of emperor bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum headed and scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20.5 mm

Weight 4.37gm


DOC lists 18 examples with weights ranging from 2.52 to 4.87 and sizes from 17mm to 23mm
Simon
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BYZANTINE, Manuel II Palaeologus, AR 1/2 stavraton, 1403-1425 ADManuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425), AR 1/2 stavraton, 1403-1425, Constantinople. Class II.
Obverse: B. Christ's face, between IC-XC. A left christogramme.
Reverse: B. the haloed Emperor face between two points.
Sear 2551; D.O. 1414; PCPC 334.5: Ref.. 3.44 g.
Jean Elsen auc 118 lot 515
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BYZANTINE, Manuel II Palaeologus, AR 1/2 stavraton, 1403-1425 ADManuel II Paléologue (1391-1425), AR 1/2 stavraton, 1403-1425, Constantinople.
Obv: D/ B. du Christ de f. A g. ?.
Rev: R/ B. de Manuel de f. entre deux poins. A g., ?. ?ICTO en fin de légende.
Sear 2552; D.O. 1507; PCPC 343. 3,65g.
Jean Elsen auc 125 lot 940.
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BYZANTINE, Manuel II Palaeologus, AR 1/2 stavraton, 1403-1425 ADManuel II Paléologue (1391-1425), AR 1/2 stavraton (1/4 hyperpère), Constantinople.
Obv: D/ B. du Christ accosté de IC-XC. A g., une étoile.
Rev: R/ B. de l'empereur nimbé de f., accosté de deux points.
D.O. 1317; PCPC 334. 3,13g.
Jean Elsen auc 125 lot 937.
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BYZANTINE, Manuel II Palaeologus, AR 1/8th stavraton, 1403-1425 ADManuel II Paléologue (1391-1425), AR 1/8 de stavraton, 1403-1425, Constantinople.
Obv: D/ B. du Christ de f. entre C-?.
Rev: R/ B. de l'empereur de f. entre deux points.
Sear 2553; D.O. 1543; PCPC 335. 0,55g.
Jean Elsen auc 125 lot 943.
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BYZANTINE, Manuel II Palaeologus, AR Stavraton, 1403-1425 ADManuel II Palaeologus AR Stavraton. Constantinople, AD 1403-1425.
Obv: Bust of Christ facing, lys and K monogram in fields.
Rev: Bust of emperor facing.
DOC 1402; Sear 2549. 7.08g, 25mm, 6h.
Rome Numismatics esale 9 lot 812
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BYZANTINE, Maurice & Constantina, Follis struck at Cherson (582-602)A l'avers DN mAVRIC PP AVG AVG l'empereur Maurice et l'impératrice Constantina debout de face, tous deux nimbés, Maurice tenant un globe crucigère et Constantina un long sceptre crucigère, Tous deux sont sur une estrade. Une croix entre l'empereur et l'impératrice.
Au revers Théodosius, fils de Maurice, debout de face, tenant une longue croix. A droite, la valeur H, une croix au dessus.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée, Ukraine)
11.87 g / 30 mm
Ref : Sear 607, MIBEC 157a1 - Sommer 7.108, DOC 303, Anokhin 320, Esty 17
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Byzantine, Maurice Tiberius, AE Follis, AntiochObv: Bust facing, wearing crown and consular robes. Mappa in right hand, eagle-tipped sceptre in left.
Struck 582-602 A.D. at Antioch.
BCV: 532
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