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54 views Bulgarian trachy of Constantine Tich Asen (1257-1277). Obv: Bust of Christ, + in left and right fields. Rev: Standing czar holding labarum-headed scepter and globus. Reference: Dumbarton Oaks Vol IV, pl. XLVIII B (1), and Radushev p.171.
+Alexios
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21 viewsValens AE3 DVM 46
Bust diad & cuir r. DN VALENS PF AVG / Rev
GLORIA ROMANORVM emp. Walking l, holding
Labarum & dragging captive. Coin #152

cars100
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33 viewsManuel I. AE Tetarteron. Thessalonica mint. QGE to left, P-over-w GIOS (or O GEORGIOC) to left or QGE to left, WGIOC to right of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1975, BMC 75-77.
1,6 gr. 15mm.
Antonivs Protti
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43 viewsManuel I, Comnenus. 1143-1180 AD. AE 1/2 Tetarteron, Greek Mint, 1.2 grams. AE14. (As SB1975 but much smaller). P-over-w GIOC to left of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirass and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1980, BMC 78.
1.0 gr. 11mm.
Antonivs Protti
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26 viewsManuel I, AE Tetarteron, 1143-1180 AD, Thessalonica. MANVHL DECPOTH, Manuel, crowned and wearing loros, bust facing, holding labarum and cross on globe / barred IC - barred XC to left and right of cross with X at centre, on three steps. SB 1976, BMC 86-90. SB 1976
2,3 gr. 18 mm.
Antonivs Protti
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24 viewsManuel I. AE Tetarteron. Thessalonica mint. QGE to left, P-over-w GIOS (or O GEORGIOC) to left or QGE to left, WGIOC to right of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1975, BMC 75-77.
2,2 gr. 16mm.
Antonivs Protti
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22 viewsValentinian I AE3
Obverse: DN VALENTINIAN VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress advancing right, head left, holding labarum and dragging captive behind.
Right field- star over A
D Gamma SISC in ex. 18.8 mm., 1.8 g.
NORMAN K
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14 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor standing, wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed? scepter.; left hand holds sheathed sword, point downward; illegible legend to left.
Dim: 17mm, 1.1g
Quant.Geek
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Constans, Siscia RIC VIII 19930 viewsConstans, AE 3, Sisica
Obverse: DN CONSTANS PF AVG, pearl diademed and curiassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding Phoenix on globe and labarum on galley, Victory sits at the helm.
Gamma SIST(symbol 3) in ex. Siscia mint, 18.9 mm, 2.0 g.
NORMAN K
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Arcadius, Heraclea RIC 27b, 383-395 CE & 395-408 CE14 views
Arcadius AE2
Obverse - D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse - GLORIA ROMANORVM. Emperor standing , head right, holding labarum and globe.
SMHB in ex. Heraclea Mint 21 mm diam. desert patina
NORMAN K
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Procopius AE3, 365 CE.26 viewsObverse: D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Reverse: REPARATIO FEL TEMP, Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand and resting left hand on shield. Chi-ro at top right.
Uncertain mint, 17.2 mm, 2.4 g.
NORMAN K
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Valens RIC IX 23b type xxi(b) Rome 20 viewsObverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor advancing right dragging captive with right hand and holding labarum in left.
Mintmark: R dot QVARTA
RIC IX Rome 23b, type xii (b) 16.7 mm., 2.0 g.
NORMAN K
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Valentinian I, RIC VII 5a Siscia, 364-376 CE38 viewsValentinian I AE3
Obverse: DN VALENTINIAN VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress advancing right, head left, holding labarum and dragging captive behind.
Right field- star over A
D Gamma SISC in ex. 18.8 mm., 1.8 g.
NORMAN K
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Valentinian RIC 10 Antioch, 364-375 CE20 viewsObverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Valentinian advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum.
ANTA in ex. Antioch mint
16 mm diam., 1.9 g
NORMAN K
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Alexius III AE Trachy S-201210 views
Alexius III AE Trachy S-2012 DOC 3

Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand. Pellet s in each limb of nimbus cross.
REV Full length figure of Emperor on l. and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between then Globus crucgier. Emperor and Saint wear stemma,divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum headed scepter
Britanikus
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Constans, RIC VIII 199a Siscia25 viewsConstans, AE 4,
Obverse: DN CONSTANS PF AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding Phoenix on globe and holding a labarum on galley. Victory sits on helm.
Mintmark episilon SIS (symbol1) in ex. Siscia. 17 mm, 2.0 g.
NORMAN K
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Honorius 393-423 CE.23 viewsHonorius bronze AE4
Obverse: D N HONORI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor standing left, head right, holding labarum & globe.
Uncertain mint,15.2 mm, 1.4g.
NORMAN K
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Latin trachy type C small module Sear 2046193 viewssmall module as SB 2023

Obverse:MP_OV barred in upper fields. Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back;holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse. Emperor seated on throne without back, collar-peice and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper rt. field.
Mint:?Constantinople
Date 1204-
SB 2046, DOC LIII,32
15mm
wileyc
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196416 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
18mm 1.65 gm
wileyc
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196666 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
four main varieties:
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966 Var d, Fourth coinage; H 16.14,15; 17.1-4
rev: Jewel within circle on loros waist
16mm .89gm
As discussed in the Byzantine forumThese are the "neatly clipped" trachies.
During the reign of Manuel I the silver content of the trachy was dropped from c.6% to c.3%, but later types were sometimes issued with the higher silver content.
In Alexius III's time these high silver types were clipped down to half size, probably officially, presumably so as to match the lower silver content of the later issues.
Of course this would only have worked as long as the populace accepted the idea that the clipped coins were all high silver versions to start with. Once smarties started clipping ordinary coins these types would soon have have fallen out of favour and been withdrawn.

Ross G.


During the reign of Alexius III were reused coins of previous releases, clipping its border in a very regular mode and thus reducing to half their weight. Regularity of shearing and the fact that they were found to stock uniforms, suggesting that this clipping is a formal issuance of mint. Based on the stocks found in Constantinople , some of which consist only of clipped coins, it may safely be dated between 1195 and 1203.
Hendy and Grierson believe that this shearing was a consequence of the devaluation of trachy mixture during the reign of Isaac II and Alexius III. They reduced by half the already low silver content of this coin: shearing coins of previous emperors, still widely in circulation, made their trachy consistent with the intrinsic value of current emissions. Of course, this does not justify the clipping of coins already degraded of Isaac II and Alexius III. Therefore, reason for their declassification is not understood. I think that reason of Ross is right!
The structure of their dispersion in hoards indicates that, however, were made after the other emissions. Clipped trachys appear in small amounts along with regular trachy in hoards, represents a rarity. Were clipped trachys of Manuel I, Andronicus I, Isaac II and Alexius III, and perhaps of John II; those of Manuel are less scarce. In principle, we must believe that all trachys after Manuel I have been clipped, although many have not yet appeared.

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wileyc
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Manuel I, SBCV 197520 viewsFull Brockage
MANγHΛ ΔECΠOT
Facing bust wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Constantinople
AE tetarteron, 23mm, 4.85g
novacystis
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Valens, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, 364-378 AD. AE 18. Struck 364 AD. Sirmium mint. 18 viewsDN VALENS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA RO MANORVM, Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum; ASIRM.
Sirmium RIC 4b
Antonivs Protti
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Valens, RIC IX 14b, Siscia. 367-375 CE.24 viewsObverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, emperor advancing right, holding labarum, dragging captive behind him.
F (sym 4) in left field, A over A (sym 4) in right field.
Mintmark .BSISCB.
18.5 mm., 2.0 g. RIC IX Siscia 14b, type xxxv (unlisted fieldmarks)
NORMAN K
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VALENTINIAN I, RIC IX 14a, Siscia40 viewsVALENTINIAN I, AE3, AD 364-375
Obverse: D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORM, Emperor advancing right, holding labarum and dragging a captive behind him. B in left field, star over F in right field.
Mintmark ASISC, Siscia. 17.6 mm ,2.9 g.
NORMAN K
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RIC.14a.xxv Valentinian I (AE4, Gloria Romanorvm)10 viewsValentinian I, western roman emperor (364-375)
AE4: Gloria Romanorvm (367-375, Siscia, 2ond officine)

bronze, 18 mm diameter, 2.00 g, die axis: 6 h

A/ D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ GLORIA RO-MANORVM / BSISCS in exergue / Q|*RO in the field; emperor advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum
Droger
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RIC.5b.vii Valens (AE3, Gloria Romanorvm)13 viewsValens, eastern roman emperor (364-378)
Nummus AE3 : Gloria Romanorvm (364-367, Siscia, 2ond officine)

bronze, 19 mm diameter, 1.84 g, die axis: 7h

A/ D N VALEN-S P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ GLORIA RO-MANORVM / DBSISC in exergue / *A in the field on the right; emperor advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum
Droger
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RIC.6f4 Valens (siliqua, Restitvtor Reip)11 viewsValens, eastern roman emperor (364-378)
Siliqua : Restitvtor Reip (366, Lyon)

silver (900 ‰), 18 mm diameter, 1.80 g, die axis: 6h

A/ D N VALEN-S P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ RESTITV-TOR REIP / SLVG• à l'exergue ; emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe
Droger
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RIC.15 Gratian (AE3, Gloria Novi Saecvli)24 viewsGratian, western roman emperor (367-383)
Nummus AE3: Gloria Novi Saecvli (371-376, Arles mint)

bronze, 18.5 mm diameter, 2,46 g, die axis: 12 h

A/ D N GRATIANVS AVGG AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ GLORIA NO-VI SAECVLI/TCON in exergue; emperor standing facing, head left, holding labarum in right hand and resting left on a shield

Ferrando II 1629 (C4)
Droger
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II32 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 22 mm 4.58 g
O: DN CONSTAN TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military standing left, holding labarum and resting left hand on shield; two captives in front of Emperor
ANA in exe
Antioch Mint, RIC VIII 125
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II40 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 21.5 mm 4.87 g
O: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left, holding labarum and resting left hand on shield; two captives kneeling before; ANA in exe
Antioch mint; RIC VIII 125
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(0333) CONSTANS46 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
AE 19 mm 2.89 g
O: DN CONSTANS PF AVG
DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
CONSTANS HOLDING CHI-RHO LABARUM AND PHOENIX ON GLOBE, AND STANDING L ON GALLEY PILOTED BY VICTORY
TESG IN EXE
THESSALONICA
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(0333) CONSTANS30 views337-350 A.D.
AE 19 mm; 2.55 g
O: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, Phoenix on globe in right, labarum in left; at stern Victory steering, TESA in ex;
Thessalonica mint; RIC VIII 120
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(0333) CONSTANS30 views337-350 AD
(struck 348 - 350 AD)
AE 18 mm; 3.12 g
O: D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO Emperor in military dress standing facing, head left, phoenix on globe in right hand, labarum inscribed with Christogram on banner in left hand, all within galley piloted by Victory; TESB in exergue
Thessalonica mint; RIC VIII, 120
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(0333) CONSTANS20 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
struck 348-350 A.D.
AE 19 mm; 2.89 g
O: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding labarum and phoenix on globe, Victory seated at the helm, THESΓ in ex
Thessalonica mint; RIC VIII 109
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(0335) DELMATIUS31 views335 - 337 AD
AE 16.5 mm 1.64 g
O: FL DELMA TIVS NOB C Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: GLOR-IA - EXERC-ITVS Two soldiers standing facing, heads confronted, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on shield, flanking a labarum (Christogram standard)
PCONST in ex
Arles mint
RIC VII 399; very scarce (RIC R3)
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(0364) VALENS89 views364 - 378 AD
AE 18 mm 2.98 g
O: DN VALEN-S PF AVG
DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: GLORIA RO-MANORUM
EMPEROR FACING HOLDING LABARUM WITH CHRISTOGRAM AND DRAGGING CAPTIVE AT LEFT
SISCIA
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(0364) VALENS66 views364 - 378 AD
AE 17.5 mm 2.42 g
O: DN VALENS PF AVG
DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: GLOVIA ROMANORVM
VALENS ADVANCING R HOLDING CHI-RHO LABARUM AND DRAGGING CAPTIVE, */H IN R FIELD
DOT ASISG IN EXE
SISCIA
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(0364) VALENTINIAN I50 views364 - 375 AD
AE 19 mm; 3.20 g
O: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: RESTITVTOR REIP Emperor standing facing, head right, hohlding a Victory and a labarum ; TESB in exe.
Thessalonica mint
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(0364) VALENTINIAN I44 views364 - 375 AD
AE 18 mm; 2.31 g
O: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG - Diademed, draped bust right
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM - Valentinian, holding labarum, advancing right dragging captive by the hair; SMKA in exergue
Cyzicus mint
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(0364) VALENTINIAN I44 views364 - 375 AD
AE 17 mm; 2.63 g
O: D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, emperor dragging captive with right, labarum (chi-rho standard) in left hand
Siscia mint
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(0364) VALENTINIAN I -- GLORIA64 views364 - 375 AD
AD 18.3 mm2.63 g
O: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
R: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor in military dress, advancing right, head left, holding labarum, dragging captive behind him.
Left field: F; Right field: A over symbol 3.
BSISC zigzag in exe.
Siscia mint
RIC IX Siscia 14a, type xxxiii.
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(0364) VALENTINIAN I--GLORIA (CAPTIVE)58 views364 - 375 AD
AE 17.5 mm 2.70 g
O: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG
DIAD DR BUST R
R:GLORIA ROMANORVM
EMPEROR HOLDING CHI-RHO LABARUM AND DRAGGING CAPTIVE AT LEFT BY HAIR
DOT GSISC IN EXE
SISCIA
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(0365) PROCOPIUS33 views365 - 366 AD
AE 16X17 mm 2.05 g
O: DN PROCOPIUS PF AVG diademed bust right
R: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP, emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and resting left hand on shield
Rare
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(0367) GRATIAN--GLORIA40 views367 - 383 AD
AE 17.5 X 18.5 mm 2.28 g
O: D N GRATIANVS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor holding chi-rho labarum, dragging captive r., Z-*/A in fields, TES in exergue
THESSALONICA
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(0367) GRATIAN--GLORIA59 views367 - 375 AD
AE 18.5 mm 2.28 g
O: DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor advancing right, head turned back, holding labarum WITH CHI-RHO and dragging bound captive behind him; F to left, R above right hooked K to right; DSISCV?
SISCIA, cf. RIC 14c
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(0367) GRATIAN--GLORIA36 views367 - 383 AD
AE 17.5 mm 2.35 g
O: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, BUST RIGHT
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM, GRATIAN WALKING R DRAGGING CAPTIVE AND HOLDING LABARUM, "N" IN L FIELD "*/R" IN RIGHT FIELD
SISCIA
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(0375) VALENTINIAN II30 views375 - 392 AD
AE 18.5 mm, 1.99 g
O: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, emperor advancing right, holding labarum and dragging captive behind him. M in left field; star over A in right field; TES in exe.
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 31
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(0375) VALENTINIAN II23 views375 - 392 AD
AE 16.5 mm; 1.21 g
O: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VIRTVS AVGGG, emperor on galley left, holding phoenix
on globe in right hand and labarum in left hand; right foot on captive, Victory at helm
A in left field; TES in exe.
Thessalonica; cf RIC IX 61a. Scarce.
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(0383) ARCADIUS30 views383 - 408 AD
Struck 395-401 AD
AE 17 mm 2.15 g
Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Emperor standing with Labarum and shield, Victory Crowning from the right
SMKB IN EXE
CYZICUS mint

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(0383) ARCADIUS35 views383 - 408 AD
AE 22 mm max. 4.44 g
O: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA-ROMANORVM, emperor standing facing holding labarum
in right hand and globe in left.
SMK Gamma in exe
Cyzicus
RIC IX Cyzicus 27b
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(0383) ARCADIUS15 views383 - 408
struck 392-395 AD
AE 22.5 mm max; 5.01 g
O: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor standing facing, head right holding labarum & globe; star to right; SMHA in ex.
Heraclea mint; RIC IX 27b
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(0393) HONORIUS38 views393 - 423 AD
AE 22 mm 4.74 g
O: DN HONORIVS PF AVG
DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: HONORIUS STANDING HLDING LABARUM AND GLOBE
NICOMEDIA
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(0920) CONSTANTINE VII and ROMANUS I LECAPENUS19 views920 - 944 AD
AE 23 mm, 4.99 g
O: Romanus I facing, bearded, wearing jewelled chlamys and crown with cross, globus cruciger in left, transverse labarum in right
R: Legend in four lines
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(1143) MANUEL I COMNENUS18 views1143-1180 AD
AE 16 mm, 1.96 g
Facing bust of Manuel I holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left
Facing bust of St.George, nimbate, holding shield and spear
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(1143) MANUEL I, COMNENUS34 views8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D.
AE TETRATERON 20 mm 3.19 g
O: CROSS WITH X AT CENTER STANDING ON 3 STEPS, IC TO L, XC TO R
R: MANMHΛ ΔεCΠOTH (or similar)
HALF LENGTH FIGURE OF MANUEL I FACING, WEARING LOROS AND CROWN AND HODING LABARUM AND BLOBUS CRUCIGER
THESSALONICA
SBCV 1976?
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*SOLD*82 viewsConstantius II AE2

Attribution: RIC VIII 67, Nicomedia
Date: AD 348-351
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped,
cuirassed bust l., holding globe
Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing l., holding labarum in r. hand,
resting l. hand on shield; two bound captives kneeling before him, SMNA in exergue
Size: 21 mm
Weight: 4.04 grams
6 commentsNoah
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-Procopius AE3. Heraclea. AD 366.44 viewsD N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left / REPARTI-O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum & resting hand on shield; Chi-Rho in upper right field. SMHB. RIC IX Heraclea 7.6. Rare (R2)ancientone
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0829-0842 AD - Theophilus - Sear 1667 - Follis39 viewsEmperor: Theophilus (r. 829-842 AD)
Date: 829-842 AD
Condition: VF
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: ΘEOFIL' bASIL'
Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa (which is ornamented with pellets); he holds labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand.

Reverse: +ΘEO / FILE AV / OVSE SV/ ICAS in four lines.

Constantinople mint
Sear 1667
6.49g; 27.0mm; 195°
Pep
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1 Constans37 viewsConstans AE3 "Centenionalis". Arles. 337-350 AD. DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship. A in left field, SARL in exergue.

Randygeki(h2)
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1 Constans42 viewsConstans centenionalis. D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, piloted by Victory, R [O or Q ?] in ex.1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1 Constans88 viewsConstans, AE23. DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor on galley left, holding Victory on globe and labarum, Victory seated to right at the helm. Mintmark: TRP.
Trier
RIC VIII 219

Ex Bridgnorth 2007
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1 Constans38 viewsConstans AE3. 248-250 AD. D N CONSTANS P F AVG, diademed, cuirassed bust right, A behind / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, piloted by Victory, A to left, star in right field. Mintmark dot ASIS dot.

Siscia
RIC VIII 256, A
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1 Constans65 viewsCONSTANS

4.39g. 24 mm

Obv: D N CONSTANS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; A to left.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO .
Constans standing left in galley, holding crowning Victory on globe and labarum with Chi-Rho; A to left; to right, Victory steering galley left. AQP dot in ex

Aquileia
RIC 117.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1 Constans21 viewsConstans
23mm 6.08g
D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans standing left on prow of galley holding phoenix and labarum, Victory at helm, star in right field. Mintmark ALEΔ.
Alexandria
RIC VIII 53
Randygeki(h2)
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1 Constans46 viewsConstans centenionalis. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Constans standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, piloted by Victory, R Q in ex. RIC 1093 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1 Constans35 viewsConstans AE2, Antioch mint, 348-350 AD.

DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans on galley holding phoenix & labarum,
Victory at helm, to right, star in the field.
AN Delta in ex.

RIC VIII Antioch 124
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1 Constans26 viewsConstans AE2, Antioch mint, 348-350 AD.

DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans on galley holding phoenix & labarum,
Victory at helm, to right, star in the field.
ANSin ex.

RIC VIII Antioch 124
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1 Constantius Gallus30 viewsConstantius Gallus
23mm 5.2g
DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor on galley, holding Victory on globe and labarum. Star in upper right field; III in left field. Mintmark: ASIS. RIC VIII Siscia 329.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1 Magnentius62 viewsMagnentius. AE3. Trier. 350-353 AD. IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field. Mintmark TRP. RIC VIII Trier 260; Sear 18788.4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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1059-1067 Constantin IX - follis from Constantinople54 views+EMMANOVHΛ , Christ standing facing, in field IC / XC
+ KωN T ΔK EVΔK AVΓO , Eudocia and Constantine IX standing facing holding labarum (Constantine IX and Eudocia are depicted like the icon of Constantine the Great and his mother Helena holding the True Cross).

Sear 1853
Ginolerhino
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1081-1118 AD - Alexius I Comnenus - Follis - Thessalonica mint17 viewsEmperor: Alexius I Comnenus (r. 1081-1118 AD)
Date: 1081-1092 AD
Condition: aFair
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
Bust of the Virgin facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; She holds before Her the infant Christ whose nimbate head facing is represented; to left, ; to right, ; on either side of Virgin's head, uncertain wedge-shaped object.

Reverse: - ]
Alexius standing facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Thessalonica mint
Sear 1909
4.27g; 26.1mm; 165°
Pep
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1118-1143 AD - John II - Sear 1954 - Half Tetarteron37 viewsProbable Emperor: John II (r. 1118-1143 AD)
Date: 1118-1143 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Tetarteron

Obverse: IC-XC
Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium & colobium, and holding book of Gospels in left.

Reverse: I ΔECΠOT
John standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Thessalonica mint
Sear 1954
1.67g; 15.7mm; 180°
Pep
JohnIISB1954_2.jpg
1118-1143 AD - John II - Sear 1954 - Half Tetarteron - 2nd Example29 viewsProbable Emperor: John II (r. 1118-1143 AD)
Date: 1118-1143 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Tetarteron

Obverse: IC-XC
Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium & colobium, and holding book of Gospels in left.

Reverse: I ΔECΠOT
John standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Thessalonica mint
Sear 1954
2.14g; 16.3mm; 210°
Pep
ManISB1980.jpg
1143-1180 AD - Manuel I - Sear 1980 - Half Tetarteron37 viewsProbable Emperor: Manuel I (r. 1143-1180 AD)
Date: 1143-1180 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Tetarteron

Obverse: to left, /Γ/E; to right, /ΓI/O/S (or similar)
Bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion, and holding spear and shield.

Reverse: MANHΛ ΔECΠOT (or similar)
Bust facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Uncertain Greek mint
Sear 1980; DOC 23
2.32g, 16.1mm; 180°
Pep
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1143-1180 AD - Manuel I Comnenus - Sear 1966 - Billon Aspron Trachy26 viewsEmperor: Manuel I Comnenus (r. 1143-1180 AD)
Date: 1143-1180 AD
Condition: Fine/VF
Denomination: Billon Aspron Trachy

Obverse: -
Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium; in left hand, book of Gospels.

Reverse: -
The Virgin, nimbate (on right) and Manuel (on left), both standing facing; the Virgin wears pallium and maphorium, and with Her right hand crowns the emperor, who wears divitision and loros, and holds labarum and globus cruciger; between their heads, ; to right, .

Constantinople mint
Sear 1966
4.49g; 31.3mm; 180°
Pep
ManISear1966_2.jpg
1143-1180 AD - Manuel I Comnenus - Sear 1966 - Billon Aspron Trachy - 2nd Example10 viewsEmperor: Manuel I Comnenus (r. 1143-1180 AD)
Date: 1143-1180 AD
Condition: Fine/VF
Denomination: Billon Aspron Trachy

Obverse: -
Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium; in left hand, book of Gospels.

Reverse: -
The Virgin, nimbate (on right) and Manuel (on left), both standing facing; the Virgin wears pallium and maphorium, and with Her right hand crowns the emperor, who wears divitision and loros, and holds labarum and globus cruciger; between their heads, ; to right, .

Constantinople mint
Sear 1966
3.96g; 30.4mm; 180°
Pep
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1204-1261 AD - Latin Occupation of Constantinople - Sear 2021 - AE Trachy69 viewsLatin Occupation of Constantinople (1204-1261 AD)
Date: 1204-1261 AD
Condition: Mediocre
Denomination: AE Trachy

Obverse: unknown legend
Virgin Mary enthroned, holding an image of Christ's face on her chest.

Reverse: unknown legend
Generic "emperor" figure; in his upraised right hand a labarum, in his left an akakia.

Sear 2021
1.31g; 21.7mm; 180°
Pep
LatinByzSB2044.jpg
1204-1261 AD - Latin Occupation of Constantinople - Sear 2044 - AE Trachy47 viewsProbable: Latin Occupation of Constantinople (1204-1261 AD)
Date: 1204-1261 AD
Condition: Mediocre
Denomination: AE Trachy

Obverse: unknown legend
Virgin Mary enthroned.

Reverse: unknown legend
Emperor standing, holding labarum and akakia.

SB 2044
0.93g; 18.5mm; 180?°
Pep
140.jpg
140 Procopius. AE3 2.6gm20 viewsobv: DN PROCO_PIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: REPARATI_O FEL TEMP emp. holding labarum, hand on shield setting on ground. CHI RHO in upper r. field, unidentified object at l. foot
ex: CONSA.
hill132
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146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VIII 224, -/-//ЄSIS, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor and two captives,124 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VIII 224, -/-//ЄSIS, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor and two captives,
avers:- D-N-CONSTA-NS-P-F-AVG, Diademed draped bust left, holding globe.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Constantius II in military dress standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho and resting hand on shield set on ground, to left, two captives.
exe: -/-//ЄSIS, diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,65g, axis: 5h,
mint: Siscia, date: 346-350 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-224, p-365,
Q-001
quadrans
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 084, -/-//CONSA, AE-2 Follis, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Emperor left and two captives, Scarce!130 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 084, -/-//CONSA, AE-2 Follis, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Emperor left and two captives, Scarce!
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
rever:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constantius II in military dress standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho and resting hand on shield set on ground, to left, two captives.
exergo: -/-//CONSA, diameter: 20,0-21,5mm, weight: 5,02g, axis: 0h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 348-51 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-84, p-454, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VIII 304E, AE-2 Follis, A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Constantius standing left, Scarce !152 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VIII 304E, AE-2 Follis, A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Constantius standing left, Scarce !
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Cs1,D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the busts.
rever:- HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Constantius standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho and spear, being crowned by Victory. III in left field.
exergo: A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,87g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 350-351 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-304E, p-371, 5th.-off., Scarce !
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
148c.jpg
148c Arcadus. AE3 2.7gm15 viewsobv: DN ARCADI_VS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA RO_MANORM emp. adv. R. dragging captive and holding labarum
ex: BSISC
hill132
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1501s, Valentinian I, 25 February 364 - 17 November 375 A.D. (Siscia)56 viewsValentinian I, 25 February 364 - 17 November 375 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC 5(a) ii, VF, Siscia, 1.905g, 19.3mm, 0o, 25 Feb 364 - 24 Aug 367 A.D. Obverse: D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor dragging captive with right, labarum (chi-rho standard) in left, •GSISC in exergue.


De Imperatoribus Romanis, An Online Encyclopedia of the Roman Emperors and their Families

Valentinian I (364-375 AD.)

Walter E. Roberts, Emory University

Valentinian was one of Rome's last great warrior emperors. Flavius Valentinianus, was born in A.D. 321 at Cibalis (modern Vinkovci) in southern Pannonia. His father Gratian was a soldier renowned for his strength and wrestling skills. Gratian had an illustrious career in the army, rising from staff officer to tribune, to comes Africae, and finally [i/comes Britanniae.

The emperor Jovian died on 17 February 364, apparently of natural causes, on the border between Bithynia and Galatia. The army marched on to Nicaea, the nearest city of any consequence, and a meeting of civil and military officials was convened to choose a new emperor. The assembly finally agreed upon Valentinian.

On 26 February 364, Valentinian accepted the office offered to him. As he prepared to make his accession speech, the soldiers threatened to riot, apparently uncertain as to where his loyalties lay. Valentinian reassured them that the army was his greatest priority. Furthermore, to prevent a crisis of succession if he should die prematurely, he agreed to pick a co-Augustus. According to Ammianus, the soldiers were astounded by Valentinian’s bold demeanor and his willingness to assume the imperial authority. His decision to elect a fellow-emperor could also be construed as a move to appease any opposition among the civilian officials in the eastern portion of the empire. By agreeing to appoint a co-ruler, he assured the eastern officials that someone with imperial authority would remain in the east to protect their interests. After promoting his brother Valens to the rank of tribune and putting him in charge of the royal stables on March 1, Valentinian selected Valens as co-Augustus at Constantinople on 28 March 364, though this was done over the objections of Dagalaifus. Ammianus makes it clear, however, that Valens was clearly subordinate to his brother.

Ammianus and Zosimus as well as modern scholars praise Valentinian for his military accomplishments. He is generally credited with keeping the Roman empire from crumbling away by “. . . reversing the generally waning confidence in the army and imperial defense . . ..” Several other aspects of Valentinian's reign also set the course of Roman history for the next century.

Valentinian deliberately polarized Roman society, subordinating the civilian population to the military. The military order took over the old prestige of the senatorial nobility. The imperial court, which was becoming more and more of a military court, became a vehicle for social mobility. There were new ideas of nobility, which was increasingly provincial in character. By this it is meant that the imperial court, not the Senate, was the seat of nobility, and most of these new nobles came from the provinces. With the erosion of the old nobility, the stage was set for the ascendancy of Christianity. Ammianus makes it clear that actions such as these were part of a systematic plan by Valentinian to erode the power and prestige of the senatorial aristocracy. Several pieces of extant legislation seem to confirm Ammianus’ allegations that Valentinian was eroding senatorial prestige.

Valentinian's reign affords valuable insights into late Roman society, civilian as well as military. First, there was a growing fracture between the eastern and western portions of the empire. Valentinian was the last emperor to really concentrate his resources on the west. Valens was clearly in an inferior position in the partnership. Second, there was a growing polarization of society, both Christian versus pagan, and civil versus military. Finally there was a growing regionalism in the west, driven by heavy taxation and the inability of Valentinian to fully exercise military authority in all areas of the west. All of these trends would continue over the next century, profoundly reshaping the Roman empire and western Europe.

By Walter E. Roberts, Emory University
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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1505c, Theodosius I, 379 - 395 A.D. (Constantinople)79 viewsTheodosius I (379 - 395 AD) AE3. 388-394 AD, RIC IX 27(a)3, Third Officina. Seventh Period. 20.27 mm. 4.8gm. Near VF with black and earthen patina. Constantinople. Obverse: DN THEODO-SIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right; Reverse: GLORIA-ROMANORVM, Theodosius I standing, facing, holding labarum and globe, CONSB in exergue (scarcer reverse). A Spanish find.



De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

THEODOSIUS I (379-395 A.D.)
David Woods
University College of Cork


Origin and Early Career
Flavius Theodosius was born at Cauca in Spain in about 346 to Thermantia and Theodosius the Elder (so-called to distinguish him from his son). Theodosius the Elder was a senior military officer serving in the Western empire and rose to become the magister equitum praesentalis under the emperor Valentinian I from late 368 until his execution in early 375. As the son of a soldier, Theodosius was legally obliged to enter upon a military career. He seems to have served under his father during his expedition to Britain in 367/8, and was the dux Moesiae Primae by late 374. Unfortunately, great controversy surrounds the rest of his career until Gratian had him hailed as his imperial colleague in succession to the emperor Valens at Sirmium on 19 January 379. It is clear that he was forced to retire home to Spain only to be recalled to active service shortly thereafter, but the circumstances of his forced retirement are shrouded in mystery. His father was executed at roughly the same time, and much speculation has centred on the relationship between these events.

[For a very detailed and interesting discussion of the Foreign Policy of Theodosius and the Civil Wars that plagued his reign, please see http://www.roman-emperors.org/theo1.htm]

Family and Succession
Theodosius married twice. His first wife was the Spanish Aelia Flavia Flaccilla. She bore him Arcadius ca. 377, Honorius on 9 September 384, and Pulcheria ca. 385. Theodosius honoured her with the title of Augusta shortly after his accession, but she died in 386. In late 387 he married Galla, daughter of Valentinian I and full-sister of Valentinian II. She bore him Gratian ca. 388, Galla Placidia ca. 388/390, and died in childbirth in 394, together with her new-born son John. Of his two sons who survived infancy, he appointed Arcadius as Augustus on 19 January 383 and Honorius as Augustus on 23 January 393. His promotion of Arcadius as a full Augustus at an unusually young age points to his determination right from the start that one of his own sons should succeed him. He sought to strengthen Arcadius' position in particular by means of a series of strategic marriages whose purpose was to tie his leading "generals" irrevocably to his dynasty. Hence he married his niece and adoptive daughter Serena to his magister militum per Orientem Stilicho in 387, her elder sister Thermantia to a "general" whose name has not been preserved, and ca. 387 his nephew-in-law Nebridius to Salvina, daughter of the comes Africae Gildo. By the time of his death by illness on 17 January 395, Theodosius had promoted Stilicho from his position as one of the two comites domesticorum under his own eastern administration to that of magister peditum praesentalis in a western administration, in an entirely traditional manner, under his younger son Honorius. Although Stilicho managed to increase the power of the magister peditum praesentalis to the disadvantage of his colleague the magister equitum praesentalis and claimed that Theodosius had appointed him as guardian for both his sons, this tells us more about his cunning and ambition than it does about Theodosius' constitutional arrangements.

Theodosius' importance rests on the fact that he founded a dynasty which continued in power until the death of his grandson Theodosius II in 450. This ensured a continuity of policy which saw the emergence of Nicene Christianity as the orthodox belief of the vast majority of Christians throughout the middle ages. It also ensured the essential destruction of paganism and the emergence of Christianity as the religion of the state, even if the individual steps in this process can be difficult to identify. On the negative side, however, he allowed his dynastic interests and ambitions to lead him into two unnecessary and bloody civil wars which severely weakened the empire's ability to defend itself in the face of continued barbarian pressure upon its frontiers. In this manner, he put the interests of his family before those of the wider Roman population and was responsible, in many ways, for the phenomenon to which we now refer as the fall of the western Roman empire.


Copyright (C) 1998, David Woods.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

There is a nice segue here, as we pick-up John Julius Norwich's summation of the reign of Theodosius, "Readers of this brief account of his career may well find themselves wondering, not so much whether he deserved the title of 'the Great' as how he ever came to acquire it in the first place. If so, however, they may also like to ask themselves another question: what would have been the fate of the Empire if, at that critical moment in its history after the battle of Adrianople, young Gratian had not called him from his Spanish estates and put the future of the East into his hands? . . . the probability is that the whole Empire of the East would have been lost, swallowed up in a revived Gothic kingdom, with effects on world history that defy speculation.

In his civil legislation he showed, again and again, a consideration for the humblest of his subjects that was rare indeed among rulers of the fourth century. What other prince would have decreed that any criminal, sentenced to execution, imprisonment or exile, must first be allowed thirty days' grace to put his affairs in order? Or that a specified part of his worldly goods must go to his children, upon whom their father's crimes must on no account be visited? Or that no farmer should be obliged to sell his produce to the State at a price lower than he would receive on the open market?

Had he earned his title? Not, perhaps, in the way that Constantine had done or as Justinian was to do. But, if not ultimately great himself, he had surely come very close to greatness; and had he reigned as long as they did his achievements might well have equalled theirs. He might even have saved the Western Empire. One thing only is certain: it would be nearly a century and a half before the Romans would look upon his like again" (Norwich, John Julius. Byzantium, the Early Centuries. London: Penguin Group, 1990. 116-7;118).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Siscia, RIC VIII 292A, AE-22 Follis, A/*//--, A/-//•ASIS*, HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor, diademed and in military dress, facing, Scarce! #165 views151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Siscia, RIC VIII 292A, AE-22 Follis, A/*//--, A/-//•ASIS*, HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor, diademed and in military dress, facing, Scarce! #1
avers: D N VETRA NIO P F AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, A behind head, star before head, A/*//--.
reverse: HOC SIG NO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor, diademed and in military dress, facing, head turned left, holding labarum and transverse spear, being crowned by Victory, who holds a palm branch.
exergue: A/-//•ASIS*, diameter: 22,0-23,5mm, weight: 6,07g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 292A,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Siscia, RIC VIII 294A, AE-18 Follis, -/-//ASIS, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor with labarum, Scarce! #1116 views151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Siscia, RIC VIII 294A, AE-18 Follis, -/-//ASIS, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor with labarum, Scarce! #1
avers: D N VETRA NIO P F AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: GLORIA RO MANORVM, Vetranio standing facing, head left, holding labarum and transverse spear in left arm.
exergue: -/-//ASIS, diameter: 17,5-20,0mm, weight: 2,58g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 294A,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 131, AE-2 Follis, -/-//--; A/B//•TSA•, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor with two standard, Scarce !70 views151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 131, AE-2 Follis, -/-//--; A/B//•TSA•, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor with two standard, Scarce !
avers:- D N VETRAN IO P F AVG, Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- CONCORDIA MILITVM, A left field, B right field, Vetranio standing, facing, holding labarum in each hand; star above.
exerg: -/-//--; A/B//•TSA•, diameter: 23-24mm, weight: 3,76g
mint: Thessalonica, date: 350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII-131, p-414 (V2,D3,C), S!
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151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 135, AE-2 Follis, -/-//--; A/Δ//•TSA•, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor with two standard, R2 !296 views151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 135, AE-2 Follis, -/-//--; A/Δ//•TSA•, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor with two standard, R2 !
avers:- D N VETRAN IO P F AVG, Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- CONCORDIA MILITVM, A left field, Delta right field, Vetranio standing, facing, holding labarum in each hand; star above.
exerg: -/-//--; A/Δ//•TSA•, diameter: 23.24mm, weight: 4,58g
mint: Thessalonica, date: 350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 135 (V2,D3,C), R2!
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152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 303, AE-2 Follis, A/-//--; III/-//ЄSISᴗ, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor with two standard, Scarce !133 views152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 303, AE-2 Follis, A/-//--; III/-//ЄSISᴗ, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor with two standard, Scarce !
avers:- D N CONSTATIVS IVN NOB C, "A" behind bust, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor diademed and in military dress standing facing, head left, holding a labarum in each hand, star above, III in left field.
exe: A/-//--; III/-//ЄSISᴗ, diameter: 23,5mm, weight: 5,11g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 350-351 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 303, p-371, Scarce!,
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154 Jovianus (363-364 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VIII 234, AE-1, VICTORIA ROMANORVM, -/-//TESΓ, Jovian standing front, Scarce ! #1209 views154 Jovianus (363-364 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VIII 234, AE-1, VICTORIA ROMANORVM, -/-//TESΓ, Jovian standing front, Scarce ! #1
avers:- D N IOVIA NVS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Jovian standing front, head right, holding Victory and labarum.
exergo: -/-//TESΓ, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 6,32g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 363-64 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 234, p-, Scarce !
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155 Valentinianus I. (364-375 A.D.), RIC IX 007a1A, Nicomedia, AE-1, RESTITVTOR-REIPVBLICAE, -/-//SMNA, Emperor standing front, Rare (2R) !! #1132 views155 Valentinianus I. (364-375 A.D.), RIC IX 007a1A, Nicomedia, AE-1, RESTITVTOR-REIPVBLICAE, -/-//SMNA, Emperor standing front, Rare (2R) !! #1
avers:- D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE, Emperor standing front, looking right, in military dress, holding labarum and Victory on globe.
exergo: -/-//SMNA, diameter: 25,0-25,5mm, weight: 9,18g, axis:0h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: 367-375 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-7a1A, p-251, C-30, 2R!!
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157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC IX 017a.1, AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, object down/-//CONSB, Procopius standing, R2!!, #1108 views157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC IX 017a.1, AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, object down/-//CONSB, Procopius standing, R2!!, #1
avers:- D N PROCOPIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped cuirassed bust left.
revers:- REPARATI O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing, facing, holding labarum and resting hand on shield. Small indeterminate object down in the left field and christogram up in right field.
exe: object down/-//CONSB, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,73g, axis: 5h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 364-367A.D., ref: RIC IX-17a.1, p-215, R2!!
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157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 007.7, AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, -/•//SMH Γ, Procopius standing, R2!!109 views157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 007.7, AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, -/•//SMH Γ, Procopius standing, R2!!
avers:- D N PROCOPIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped cuirassed bust left.
revers:- REPARATI O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing, facing, holding labarum and resting hand on shield. Dot down and christogram up in right field.
exe: -/•//SMH Γ, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,34g, axis: 11h,
mint: Heraclea,, date: 364-367A.D., ref: RIC IX 7.7, p-193, R2!!
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157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 007.8var., AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, -/-//*SMHA, Procopius standing, R2!!105 views157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 007.8var., AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, -/-//*SMHA, Procopius standing, R2!!
avers:- D N PROCOPIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped cuirassed bust left.
revers:- REPARATI O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing, facing, holding labarum and resting hand on shield, and christogram up in right field.
exe: -/-//*SMHA, diameter: 17,9-19,5mm, weight: 2,35g, axis: 0h,
mint: Heraclea,, date: 364-367A.D., ref: RIC IX 7.8var!, p-193, R2!!
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158 Gratianus (367-383 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 014c.xvii, M|*/P //ΔSISC, AE-3 Follis, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Gratian advancing right, #1143 views158 Gratianus (367-383 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 014c.xvii, M|*/P //ΔSISC, AE-3 Follis, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Gratian advancing right, #1
avers:- D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORIA RO MANORVM, Gratian advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum.
exerg: M|*/P //ΔSISC, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 1,79g, axes: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 367-375 A.D., ref: RIC IX 14c.xvii, p-141(147),
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158 Gratianus (367-383 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 014c.xxvii, Q|*/K //ΔSISCE, AE-3 Follis, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Gratian advancing right, #1373 views158 Gratianus (367-383 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 014c.xxvii, Q|*/K //ΔSISCE, AE-3 Follis, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Gratian advancing right, #1
avers:- D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORIA RO MANORVM, Gratian advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum.
exerg: Q|*/K //ΔSISCE, diameter: 16-17,5mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 367-375 A.D., ref: RIC IX 14c.xxvii, p-142,
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160 Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 027a-1, -/-//SMHA, AE-2 Follis, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Theodosius I. standing, #1298 views160 Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 027a-1, -/-//SMHA, AE-2 Follis, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Theodosius I. standing, #1
avers:- D N THEODO SIVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, Theodosius I. standing, facing, holding labarum and globe.
exerg: -/-//SMHA, diameter: 19-23mm, weight: 5,60g, axes:11 h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 392-395A.D., ref: RIC IX 27a,
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165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 027b1, -/-//SMHA, AE-2, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Arcadius standing facing, #199 views165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 027b1, -/-//SMHA, AE-2, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Arcadius standing facing, #1
avers: D N ARCARIVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.(2/A)
reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Arcadius standing facing, holding labarum and globe.
exergue: -/-//SMHA, diameter: 21-24mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 392-395 A.D., ref: RIC IX 27b1, p-199,
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169 - Constans - AE2 - Barbarous imitation of RIC VIII Trier 21511 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl iademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, in a galley; Phoenix on a globe in right hand and holding labarum in left hand; Victory at the tiller of the galley right.
Minted in Trier; (//TRS), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– Barbarous imitation. cf RIC VIII Trier 215
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169 - Constans - AE2 - Barbarous imitiation of RIC VIII Aquileia 09939 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Marbarous imitation of a coin minted in Aquileia; (//AQP dot), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– cf. RIC VIII Aquileia 99 (C)
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 04513 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (//ALEA), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 45 (R)

5.08 gms, 23.19 mm. 180 degrees
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 05333 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (_ | * //ALED), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 53 (R)

6.02 gms. 23.55 mm. 180 degrees
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 05319 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (_ | * //ALEB), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 53 (R)

5.15 gms, 22.83 mm. 0 degrees
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 05626 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him,
Minted in Alexandria, officina A; (// ALEA), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 56 (C)

3.50 gms. 22.02 mm. 180 degrees
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 06432 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him, star in left field
Minted in Alexandria, officina 3; (// ALEG), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 64
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 06430 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him, star in left field
Minted in Alexandria, officina B; (// ALEB), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 64;
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 06428 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him, star in left field
Minted in Alexandria; (// ALEA), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 64;
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 124 corr var 12 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship. Prow decorated with trident
Minted in Antioch; (_ | * //ANH), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 124 corr (* in right field not left as indicated in RIC) var (Unlisted officina, others Rated S)

5.19g, 23.48mm, 180o
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia 09972 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Aquileia; (//AQP dot), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Aquileia 99 (C)
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 10049 viewsAE2
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix on globe and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Arles; (//SARL), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Arles 100 (C)
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 128 19 viewsAE2
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Arles; (A | _ //SARL)
Reference:– RIC VIII Arles 128
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 068 corr 24 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Cyzicus; (_ | * // SMKS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 68 corr (R)

4.84 gms.23.93 mm. 0 degrees.

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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 10920 viewsAE2
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Rome; (//RE)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 109
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 114 var 26 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Rome; (/A | _ / RS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 114 var (Unlisted officina, listed for RQ, which is R)

5.60 gms. 24.11 mm. 180 degrees.
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 117 35 viewsAE2
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome; (B | _ //RE), A.D. 348 - A.D. 350
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 117 (R)
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 12218 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Rosette and laureate diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Rome; (G | _ // RS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 122 (R)

Weight 4.21g. 24.54mm. 0 degrees
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 152 29 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed; A behind
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Rome (A | _ //RQ).
Reference:- RIC VIII Rome 152 (S)

Ex Collection Freimut Hüther (1935-2016), Germany, collected since the 1940’s
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 22628 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, standing, facing each other before him, star in left field
Minted in Siscia (* | _ //ASISM).
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 226 (C2)
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Trier 21524 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl iademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, in a galley; Phoenix on a globe in right hand and holding labarum in left hand; Victory at the tiller of the galley right.
Minted in Trier; (//TRP), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Trier 215 (R)
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Trier 21924 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, Emperor standing left, in a galley; Victory on a globe in right hand and holding labarum in left hand; Victory at the tiller of the galley right.
Minted in Trier; (//TRP)
Reference:– RIC VIII Trier 219
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Trier 243 24 viewsAE2
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Trier; (A | _ //TRS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Trier 243
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169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 199 var 42 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Siscia; (//ASIS Sym4),
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 199 var (unlisted from this Officina in RIC)
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169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 248 corr. 29 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix on globe and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Siscia; (Sym4 | _ //DSIS), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 248 corr. (err. in RIC right field instead of left field) (C2)

0 degrees. 2.65 gms. 18.67 mm
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169 - Constans - RIC VIII Lugdunum 7223 viewsObv:– D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory & labarum, piloted by Victory
Minted in Lugdunum (//PLG)
Reference:– RIC VIII Lugdunum 72
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169 - Constans - RIC VIII Tessalonica 120 (AE3)26 viewsObv:– DN CONSTANS P F AVG, Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing on boat holding labarum, eagle resting on his hand, holding wreath in beak. Assistant rowing the boat
Minted in Tessalonica. TESA in exe. A.D. 348-351
Reference:– RIC VIII Tessalonica 120 (C)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - Barbarous imitation of Trier16 viewsAE2
Obv:- CONSTANT-IVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, in a galley; Phoenix on a globe in right hand and holding labarum in left hand; Victory at the tiller of the galley right
Minted in Trier; (//TRS),
Reference:– Barbarous Imitation
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 09915 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTA-NTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP - REEPARATIO (sic), Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Arles (//PARL).
Reference:- RIC VIII Arles 99

Weight 3.62g. 22.65mm. 0 degrees
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 10728 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome (//RE).
Reference:- RIC VIII Rome 107 (C)

23.95 mm. 4.31gms. 180 degrees
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 124 var 22 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome (D | _ //RE).
Reference:- RIC VIII Rome 124 var (unlisted officina, 124 is R3)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 127 var 29 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome (E | _ //RS). A.D. 348 - 350
Reference:- RIC VIII Rome Unlisted (127 var, not listed with RS, 127 is R2)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 12821 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome; (E| _//RE). A.D. 348 - 350
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 128 (R2)

5.95 gms, 25.24 mm. 180 degrees
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 14926 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome; (A| _//RS).
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 149 (R)

4.41 gms. 23.53 mm. 180 degrees.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 28617 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right (A behind bust, star before)
Rev:– HOC SIG-NO VICTOR ERIS, Constantius standing left, holding labarum, being crowned by Victory
Minted in Siscia (A | _ //Dot GSIS Dot). Struck under Vetranio, 350 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 286 (S)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 133 24 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, in a galley; Victory on a globe in right hand and holding labarum in left hand; Victory at the tiller of the galley right
Minted in Thessalonica (B | * //Dot TS? Dot). 1st March - 25th December 350 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Thessalonica 133 (S)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 17817 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– Emperor in military dress standing left, holding Victory on globe and a labarum, spurning a seated captive with his right foot.
Minted in Thessalonica (G | * //star TSA dot).
Reference:- RIC VIII Thessalonica 178
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 17813 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– Emperor in military dress standing left, holding Victory on globe and a labarum, spurning a seated captive with his right foot.
Minted in Thessalonica (G | * //star TSA dot).
Reference:- RIC VIII Thessalonica 178
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Trier 214 24 viewsÆ Centenionalis
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, in a galley; Phoenix on a globe in right hand and holding labarum in left hand; Victory at the tiller of the galley right
Minted in Trier (// TRS).
References:- RIC VIII Trier 214
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170 - Constantius II - AE2/3 - RIC VIII Siscia 28620 viewsObv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right (A behind bust, star before)
Rev:– HOC SIG-NO VICTOR ERIS, Constantius standing left, holding labarum, being crowned by Victory
Minted in Siscia (A | _ //Dot ESIS Dot). Struck under Vetranio, 350 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 286 (S)
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Lugdunum 097 24 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Lugdunum (//*SLG). A.D. 348-350.
Reference:- RIC VIII Lugdunum 97 (R)

17 mm

Ex Col. Hermann-Joseph Lückger, Germany (1864-1951). Lückger was a German entrepreneur in the textile industry and amateur historian and collector of art.
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 243 23 viewsAE3 (Half-Centeionalis)
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, head turned right in a galley; Phoenix on a globe in right hand and holding labarum in left hand; Victory at the tiller of the galley right.
Minted in Siscia (DSIS Sym4), A.D. 348-350
Reference(s) – RIC VIII Siscia 243 (C2)

Ex Kunker 288, Collection Pudill
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Trier 26015 viewsObv:– IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field
Mint – Trier (//TRS). 1st Phase. 18th January A.D. 350 to 27th February A.D. 350
Reference(s) – Cohen 11. Bastien 11 (12). RIC VIII Trier 260
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Trier 26017 viewsObv:– IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field
Mint – Trier (//TRS). 1st Phase. 18th January A.D. 350 to 27th February A.D. 350
Reference(s) – Cohen 11. Bastien 11 (12). RIC VIII Trier 260
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 329 var 33 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NBO(sic) C, Bare headed draped & cuirassed bust right; A
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Siscia (III | * // BSIS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 329 var (would be C but obverse legend error)

5.16 gms. 23.42 mm. 180 degrees.
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179 Honorius ( 393-423 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 027c-2, -/-//SMHB, AE-2, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Honorius standing, facing, #198 views179 Honorius ( 393-423 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 027c-2, -/-//SMHB, AE-2, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Honorius standing, facing, #1
avers:- D N HONORIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, Honorius standing, facing, holding labarum and globe.
exerg: -/-//SMHB, diameter: 21,0 mm, weight: 5,30g, axes: 6h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 393-395A.D., ref: RIC IX 027c-2, p-199,
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181 - Gratian - AE3 - RIC IX Lyons 20c type xvi (b)14 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor advancing right holding labarum & dragging captive
Minted in Lugdunum (O | F II // LVGSR)
Reference(s) – RIC IX Lyons 20c type xvi (b)
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181 - Gratian - AE3 - RIC IX Rome 23c, type xii(b)12 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor advancing right holding labarum & dragging captive
Minted in Rome (R dot QVARTA) A.D. 367 -375
Reference:– RIC IX Rome 23c, type xii(b)
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19. Constantius II / Galley.31 viewsMaiorina (larger AE 2), 348-350, Rome mint.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constantius II.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO / Emperor standing on galley, holding phoenix and labarum. Victory steering galley. A in left field.
Mint mark: RP
4.95 gm., 23 mm.
RIC # 112 var; LRBC #608; Sear #18181.
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1916 ALEXIUS PB Tetarteron S-Unlisted DOC 32 Constantinople mint66 viewsOBV Half length figures of John II beardless on r., and Christ holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Christ wears tunic and kolobion.

REV Half length figures of Alexius on l. and of Irene, holding between them cross on long shaft. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.

Size 19.29mm

Weight 5.8gm

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera.
DOC lists 6 examples with sizes from 17mm to 20mm and weights 4.22gm to 4. 74gm
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1919 ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.1 49 viewsOBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

REV Full length figures of Alexius on l. and of Irene, holding between them cross on long shaft. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.

Size 18 mm

Weight 6.31 gm

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 6 examples with weights running from3.33 gm to 6.16 gm and sizes from 17mm to 19mm

My first example that I am able to get good photographs from, most are white lead very difficult to photograph, this example also has much more detail than normal.
Simon
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1919a ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.1 57 views
OBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

REV Full length figures of Alexius on l. and of Irene, holding between them cross on long shaft. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.

Size 16.57

Weight 2.8gm

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 6 examples with weights running from3.33 gm to 6.16 gm and sizes from 17mm to 19mm

Another beautiful example, much lighter.
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1919b ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.1 36 viewsOBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

REV Full length figures of Alexius on l. and of Irene, holding between them cross on long shaft. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.

Size 17.49mm

Weight 4.4gm

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 6 examples with weights running from3.33 gm to 6.16 gm and sizes from 17mm to 19mm

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1920 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 46 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan 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. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital

Size 16.55mm

Weight 4.4gm

All around very nice coin, I would consider the rarity for this coin 3/5

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm

CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1920 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 29 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan 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. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital

Size 19.56mm

Weight 3.8gm

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm

CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1920a ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 63 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan 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. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital

Size 18mm

Weight 3.8gm

This coin has an excellent portrait of Christ, I would grade the coin EF/F

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm
CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1920B ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 104225 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 18/21mm

Weight 3.5gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan 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. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital.
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1920C ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 22 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 17/16mm

Weight 3.9 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan 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. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital.

This particular coin grades as aF/aVF , this has the most interesting portrait of Alexius, seems to be much older in age than other examples.

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm
CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1923 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.437 viewsOBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size 17.48mm

Weight 4.8

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 Metropolitan 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. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm.
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1923 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.4 41 viewsOBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size 15.64mm

Weight 4.6

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 Metropolitan 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. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm. My example is running heavy at 4.6gm
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1923 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.4 23 viewsOBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size 3.96

Weight 17.mm

A really nice example

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 Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.)


DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm
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1930 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 49 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20.10

Weight 2.8gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

It is difficult to find a clean strike of this issue. This one is unusually clean. They way to differ this coin from Manuel's version is the position of Alexius arm on the labrum.
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1930 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 58 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22.75

Weight 3.6mm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

This coin has been clearly overstruck over an earlier follis. DOC also notes 3 out the five examples are also overstruck. I believe this issue was created quickly when a shortage of the new coinage occurred. It is difficult to find a clean strike of this
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1930A ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 35 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18mm

Weight 3.5 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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

This is considered to be very nice condition for this type of coin, normally they appear overstruck or just messy, this one I had almost confused with a Manuel S-1970 but the key of these coins is the position of Alexius right arm being raised, the Manuel has the emperors r. arm in a lower position.
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1930B ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 20 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20/21mm

Weight 1.9gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

This coin is a mangled mess overstruck and made quickly.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m
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1930c ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 18 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 21.58mm

Weight 2.8gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

It is difficult to find a clean strike of this issue.
Simon
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1930C ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 Imitation?25 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 15/16mm

Weight 2.2

I am uncertain where this coin fits in the picture. Its weight is within range but its size and die size is not. It could be an imitation.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m
Simon
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1933 ALEXIUS TETARTERON S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.9 16 viewsOBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 21.40

Weight 4.9

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DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm

This example appears much larger and heavier than anything else listed.
Simon
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1933 ALEXIUS TETARTERON S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.9 34 viewsOBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 21.94

Weight 3.6

This coin and S-1934 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

This coin has a beautiful deep green Patina that hinders its photo. One of my nicest examples.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm
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1933A ALEXIUS TETARTERON S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.9 16 viewsOBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 17/18mm

Weight 2.7gm

This coin and S-1934 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm
Simon
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1933B ALEXIUS TETARTERON S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.9 16 viewsOBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 23/16mm

Weight 3.1gm

This coin and S-1934 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

Triangle shaped flan.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm
Simon
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1933D ALEXIUS 1/2 TETARTERON ? S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.9 13 viewsOBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 21/12mm

Weight 1.3gm

Interesting point, these coin sizes in my collection represent 1gm to 5 gm, this coin is the lightest and in the best condition. Even though it is on a small flan the coin I wouldhave to say this is the finest example known.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm

I have several examples with weights from 1.3 gm to 5gm, Sommer in his catalog lists this coin as a half tetarteron? and SBCV lists it as a full tetarteron.
Simon
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1933E ALEXIUS TETARTERON S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.9 17 viewsOBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 23mm

Weight 5.44gm

This coin and S-1934 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

Triangle shaped flan.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm
Simon
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1934 ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1934 DOC 44 CLBC 2.4.10 15 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus crucifer.

Size 15mm

Weight 1.8gm

This coin and S-1933 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

DOC lists 2 examples with weight ranging from 1.57 gm to 2.15gm and both are sized at 16mm
Simon
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1934A ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1934 DOC 44 CLBC 2.4.10 18 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum onlong shaft and in l. Globus crucifer.

Size 16.67mm

Weight 2.9gm

This coin and S-1933 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

I currently have several examples of this coin and this is my favorite, I love the style of coin, it reminds me of the detailed coinage of Isaac Commenus of Cyprus

DOC lists 2 examples with weight ranging from 1.57 gm to 2.15gm and both are sized at 16mm .
Simon
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1934B ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1934 DOC 44 CLBC 2.4.10 18 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum onlong shaft and in l. Globus crucifer.

Size 16/15

Weight 1.7 gm

This coin and S-1933 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

DOC lists 2 examples with weight ranging from 1.57 gm to 2.15gm and both are sized at 16mm
Simon
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1934C ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1934 DOC 44 CLBC 2.4.10 45 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum onlong shaft and in l. Globus crucifer.

Size 16.34mm

Weight 3.00gm

This coin and S-1933 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

DOC lists 2 examples with weight ranging from 1.57 gm to 2.15gm and both are sized at 16mm

This example is a good very fine, my best example.
Simon
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1934D ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1934 DOC 44 CLBC 2.4.10 42 views OBV Bust of Virgin wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum onlong shaft and in l. Globus crucifer.

Size 15.76mm

Weight 3.1gm

This coin has been in my collection the longest and is very different from the other examples , the flan is much thicker It differs from the examples that are showing in the market today, I believe it to be from another mint. The coin was acquired in a group lot I acquired a dozen years ago, I have no idea of the dealers origin.

DOC lists 2 examples with weight ranging from 1.57 gm to 2.15gm and both are sized at 16mm
Simon
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1939 JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 2 Constantinople Second Coinage SBCV-193924 viewsOBV IC XC in upper field.

Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back: r hand raised in benediction , holds gospels in l.
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 32mm

Weight 4.38gm

DOC lists 22 examples with weights from 3.73gm to 4.45gm and sizes from 30 mm to 34mm
Simon
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1940 JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 3 Constantinople Third Coinage Variation B SBCV-194029 viewsOBV 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
Simon
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1943 JOHN II BILLION TRACHY NOMISA IV DOC 9 Constantinople SBCV-194319 viewsOBV MP OV in field
Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma,short military tunic, and sagion; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft, and in left gl.cr

Size 28.71mm

Weight 3.6gm

DOC lists 3 examples total with weights from 3.59gm to 3.92gm and sizes from 29 to 30 mm.
Simon
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1951 JOHN II ASPRON TRACHY NOMISA IV DOC 8e Thessalonica SBCV-195121 viewsOBV IC XC in upper field.
Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back: , holds gospels in l. Single pellet at each end of cushion on throne.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. and of St. George, nimbate and beardless, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at the base of which a small globe. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion, Emperor and Saint hold between them labarum on a long shaft at the base of which a small globe.

Size 30.48mm

Weight 4.1gm

DOC lists 3 examples total with weights from 3.98gm to 4.12gm and sizes from 31 to 33 mm.
Simon
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1952 JOHN II BILLION TRACHY NOMISA IV DOC 11 Thessalonica SBCV-1952 23 viewsOBV MO OV in field
Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion , seated upon throne without back; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast

REV Full-Length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. anexikakia

Size 27.19mm

Weight 4.0gm

DOC lists 5 examples total with weights from 2.65gm to 4.46 gm and sizes from 27 to 28 mm.
Simon
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1953V JOHN II AE Tetarteron S-NL DOC 15 CLBC 3.4.4 17 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of a traditional type; holds in r. labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.85mm

Weight 3.4gm

Not very much is known of this coin, Hendy included it in DOC because one example in a private collection. Since then at least one other example besides this has come to light. This coin is by far is in the best condition between the three known.

This coin is not listed in Sear or Greirson.
Simon
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1953V JOHN II AE Tetarteron S-NL DOC 15 CLBC 3.4.4 12 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of a traditional type; holds in r. labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.85mm

Weight 3.4gm

Not very much is known of this coin, Hendy included it in DOC because one example in a private collection. Since then at least one other example besides this has come to light. This coin is by far is in the best condition between the three known.

This coin is not listed in Sear or Greirson.
Simon
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1955 JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1955 DOC 17 CLBC 3.4.6 41 viewsOBV Bust of St. Demetrius beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and saigon. Holds in r. hand sword and l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16.81mm

Weight 1.9gm

DOC lists 13 examples with weights from 1.05gm to 2.92gm and sizes from 15mm to 18mm
Simon
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1955 JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1955 DOC 17 CLBC 3.4.6 18 viewsOBV Bust of St. Demetrius beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and saigon. Holds in r. hand sword and l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16mm

Weight 2.22gm

Great portrait of John II.

DOC lists 13 examples with weights from 1.05gm to 2.92gm and sizes from 15mm to 18mm
Simon
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1955A JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1955 DOC 17 CLBC 3.4.6 56 views
OBV Bust of St. Demetrius beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and saigon. Holds in r. hand sword and l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16mm

Weight 2.22gm

Great portrait of John II.

DOC lists 13 examples with weights from 1.05gm to 2.92gm and sizes from 15mm to 18mm
Simon
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1955B JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1955 DOC 17 CLBC 3.4.6 14 viewsOBV Bust of St. Demetrius beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and saigon. Holds in r. hand sword and l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 17.22mm

Weight 2.17gm

DOC lists 13 examples with weights from 1.05gm to 2.92gm and sizes from 15mm to 18mm
Simon
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1967 MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1967 DOC 14 CLBC 4.4.1 44 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll n in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. labarum on long shaft , and in l. Globus cruciger

Size 18/17mm

Weight 2.4gm

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

This is one of my two examples of this coin and would grade as only fine, few years back a small batch of these in beautiful condition were on ebay but I lacked the funding to add to my collection. To this day nice examples or any examples are rarely seen.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.63mm to 4.8mm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
Simon
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1967 MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1967 DOC 14 CLBC 4.4.1 18 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll n in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. labarum on long shaft , and in l. Globus cruciger

Size 19mm

Weight 3.54gm

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

My nicest example, Both Christ and Manuel are depicted as young men.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.63mm to 4.8mm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
Simon
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1967A MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1967 DOC 14 CLBC 4.4.1 49 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll n in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. labarum on long shaft , and in l. Globus cruciger

Size 17.97 mm

Weight 3.2 gm

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

Lightly nicer than my other example , the reverse would grade as aVF, the obv has an old collectors mark or museum mark on it.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.63mm to 4.8mm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
Simon
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1970 MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1970 DOC 17CLBC 4.4.4 24 viewsOBV 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 18/22mm

Weight 3.3gm

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 18 examples with weights ranging from 2.52 to 4.87 and sizes from 17mm to 23mm
Simon
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1970A MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1970 DOC 17CLBC 4.4.450 viewsOBV 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 22/24.76mm

Weight 4.1gm

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 18 examples with weights ranging from 2.52 to 4.87 and sizes from 17mm to 23mm
Simon
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1970B MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1970 DOC 17CLBC 4.4.4 16 viewsOBV 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 16/19mm

Weight 4.6gm

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.)

DOC lists 18 examples with weights ranging from 2.52 to 4.87 and sizes from 17mm to 23mm
Simon
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1970c MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1970 DOC 17CLBC 4.4.4 19 viewsOBV 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 21.07mm

Weight 3.5gm

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.)

I know CLBC issues this as Rarity level 1, I very much disagree, they are not that easily found. Using his scale I would call it a 3.

This example is very worn and light weight. Still attractive to some :)

DOC lists 18 examples with weights ranging from 2.52 to 4.87 and sizes from 17mm to 23mm
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1975 MANUEL AE Tetarteron S-1975 DOC 18 CLBC 4.4.5. 34 viewsOBV Bust of St. George facing beardless wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion and holding spear in r. hand and in l. hand shield.

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

Size 22.48mm

Weight. 4.9gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 23 examples with weights ranging from 2.78gm to 7.16gm with sizes from 19mm to 24mm.
Simon
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1975A MANUEL AE Tetarteron S-1975 DOC 18 CLBC 4.4.5. 52 viewsOBV Bust of St. George facing beardless wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion and holding spear in r. hand and in l. hand shield.

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

Size 20.83

Weight. 6.00gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 23 examples with weights ranging from 2.78gm to 7.16gm with sizes from 19mm to 24mm.
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1975B MANUEL AE Tetarteron S-1975 DOC 18 CLBC 4.4.5.21 views
OBV Bust of St. George facing beardless wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion and holding spear in r. hand and in l. hand shield.

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

Size 19.93mm

Weight. 5.1gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 23 examples with weights ranging from 2.78gm to 7.16gm with sizes from 19mm to 24mm
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1975C MANUEL AE Tetarteron S-1975 DOC 18 CLBC 4.4.5.15 viewsOBV Bust of St. George facing beardless wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion and holding spear in r. hand and in l. hand shield.

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

Size 23mm

Weight. 4.3gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 23 examples with weights ranging from 2.78gm to 7.16gm with sizes from 19mm to 24mm

This is a very nice example with large but broken flan.
Simon
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1975F MANUEL AE Tetarteron S-1975 DOC 18 CLBC 4.4.5.52 viewsOBV Bust of St. George facing beardless wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion and holding spear in r. hand and in l. hand shield.

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

Size 22.06mm

Weight. 4.7gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Very nice example of a common coin. aEF

DOC lists 23 examples with weights ranging from 2.78gm to 7.16gm with sizes from 19mm to 24mm.
Simon
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1976 MANUEL AE TETARTERON S-1976 DOC 19 CLBC 4.4.6 44 views
OBV Radiate cross on three steps.

REV. Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on laft shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 23.17mm

Weight 5.1gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace

Very nice example on a large flan.
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DOC lists 24 examples with weights from 18mm to 25mm and weights from 2.55 to 6.54 gm
Simon
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1976A MANUEL AE TETARTERON S-1976 DOC 19 CLBC 4.4.6 31 viewsOBV Radiate cross on three steps.

REV. Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on laft shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17/20mm

Weight 4.5gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace

Older coin in my collection, very nice relief on both sides.
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DOC lists 24 examples with weights from 18mm to 25mm and weights from 2.55 to 6.54 gm.
Simon
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1976b MANUEL AE TETARTERON S-1976 DOC 19 CLBC 4.4.6 13 viewsOBV Radiate cross on three steps.

REV. Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on laft shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22.93mm

Weight 3.5gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace

Good example
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1976B MANUEL AE TETARTERON S-1976 DOC 19 CLBC 4.4.6 17 views
OBV Radiate cross on three steps.

REV. Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on laft shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 24mm

Weight 5.78gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace

Very nice example on a large flan.
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DOC lists 24 examples with weights from 18mm to 25mm and weights from 2.55 to 6.54 gm
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1977 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.714 views
OBV Small neat letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.40mm

Weight 2.8gm

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.
DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

The rarer of the two monograms of Manuel, this coin is always heavier than the the other monogram coin. This example has a beautiful darkened highlights on a copper base.
Simon
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1977A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.7 16 viewsOBV Small neat letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18.34mm

Weight 2.7gm

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.
DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

The rarer of the two monograms of Manuel, this coin is always heavier than the the other monogram coin. This example is actually a black patina.
Simon
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1977a MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.7 19 viewsOBV Small neat letters Monogram Sear 57

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18.88

Weight 2.89gm

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.

DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

Ex forum coin!
Simon
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1979 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 55 viewsOBV 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 14.5/17mm

Weight 2.0gm

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 in beautiful condition, the centering is off but as you can see a lovely example. Not rare but in this condition they are.

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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1979A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 Imitation ?90 viewsOBV 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 12.54mm

Weight 1.1gm

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.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights ranging from 1.10gm to 2.96 gm with sizes from 14mm to 18mm.


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1979B MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 Imitation? 28 viewsOBV 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 16mm

Weight 2.4gm

This style is very unique, I do not believe it was minted at one of the main mints, 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.

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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1979s MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 24 viewsOBV 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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1980 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 37 viewsOBV 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 17.09 mm

Weight 2.1gm

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.

DOC lists 7 examples with weights ranging from .91 gm to 2.26 gm with sizes from 14mm to 17mm.
Simon
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1980A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 58 viewsOBV 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 15.95mm

Weight 1.2gm

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.

DOC lists 7 examples with weights ranging from .91 gm to 2.26 gm with sizes from 14mm to 17mm.
Simon
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1980B MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 50 viewsOBV 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 15.01mm

Weight 1.6 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.

DOC lists 7 examples with weights ranging from .91 gm to 2.26 gm with sizes from 14mm to 17mm.

This coin is very similar to Griersons Plate coin.
Simon
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1980d MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 15 viewsOBV 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 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 example is beautiful considering its size. I would grade aEF , rarity 1/5 Common coin , uncommon condition.

DOC lists 7 examples with weights ranging from .91 gm to 2.26 gm with sizes from 14mm to 17mm.
Simon
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1980Y MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 42 viewsOBV 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 13.09 mm

Weight 1.7gm

This die size is only 12mm, out of the several examples I have with the smallest die they all come in under 2gm

DOC lists 7 examples of S-1980 with weights ranging from .91 gm to 2.26 gm with sizes from 14mm to 17mm
Simon
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1982 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1982 DOC 25 CLBC 4.4.10 12 views

OBV Radiate cross on three steps

REV Half length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 14/16mm

Weight 2.0gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.
DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 1.26 gm to 2.24 gm with sizes from 16mm to 19mm.

This example is excellent , one of the few tetartera that can be listed as EF The portrait of Manuel on this coin is exceptional, especially considering its size.
Simon
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1982A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1982 DOC 25 CLBC 4.4.10 33 viewsOBV Radiate cross on three steps

REV Half length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18/17mm

Weight 2.2gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 1.26 gm to 2.24 gm with sizes from 16mm to 19mm.

I am uncertain if this is an official issue, Many of Alexius and Manuel's tetartera were imitated as late as the 1300's , my only reason to suspect this coin is style , the weight seems correct for the issue
Simon
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1986 ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 64 viewsOBV 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 19.51mm

Weight 3.3 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm

I have had this one from the early years of my collection, it far surpasses my other example
Simon
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1986 ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 4 viewsOBV 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

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm

I have had this one from the early years of my collection, it far surpasses my other example
Simon
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1986A ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 56 views 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 20/16mm

Weight 4.2gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

In todays marketplace this is a true rarity. This one is flawed by scrapes from time.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm


Simon
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1986C ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 34 viewsOBV 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

Weight

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm

This is a new acquisition as par of an old collection, not great but some details not usually seen.
Simon
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1987 ANDRONICUS AE TETARTERON S-1987 DOC 6 CLBC 5.4.2 53 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger.

Size 22mm

Weight 5.9gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

A really nice example much heaver than norm, beautiful portrait of Virgin.

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 2.54 gm to 4.91 gm with sizes from 20mm to 23mm.
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1987A ANDRONICUS AE TETARTERON S-1987 DOC 6 CLBC 5.4.2 27 views

OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger.

Size 21.96 mm

Weight 5.1gm

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 2.54 gm to 4.91 gm with sizes from 20mm to 23mm

One of my first tetartera, still a favorite.
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Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right , D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Emperor in military dress, advancing right, head left, holding labarum, dragging captive behind him. No fieldmarks. Mintmark: dot GSISC, GLORIA ROMANORVM

RIC 5a

According to Zosimus: Several discussions were held among the soldiers and their officers, and various persons were nominated. At length Sallustius, the prefect of the court, was unanimously elected. He excused himself on the pretext of his advanced age, which disabled him from being of service in the present critical circumstances. They then desired that his son might be emperor in lieu of himself. But his son he told them was too young, and from that as well as other causes unable to sustain the weight of an imperial diadem. They thus failed in their wish to appoint so distinguished a person, who was the most worthy of the age. They therefore elected Valentinian, a native of Cibalis in Pannonia. He was an excellent soldier, but extremely illiterate. They sent for him, he being then at some distance: and the state was not long without a ruler. Upon his arrival at the army, at Nicaea in Bithynia, he assumed the imperial authority, and proceeded forward. . . .

I have now to state, that while Valentinian was on his journey towards Constantinople, he was seized with a distemper, which increased his natural choleric temper to a degree of cruelty, and even to madness, so that he falsely suspected his sickness to proceed from some charm or poison which Julian's friends had prepared for him through malice. Accusations to that effect were drawn up against some distinguished persons, which were set aside by the discretion of Sallustius, who still was prefect of the court. After his distemper abated, he proceeded from Nicaea to Constantinople. The army and his friends in that city advised him to choose an associate in the empire, that if occasion should require, he might have some one to assist him, and prevent their again suffering as at the death of Julian. He complied with their advice, and after consideration, selected his brother Valens, whom he thought most likely to prove faithful to him. He declared him associate in the empire. . . . Affairs being thus disposed, Valentinian deemed it most prudent to place the east as far as Egypt, Bithynia, and Thrace, under the care of his brother, and to take charge of Illyricum himself. From thence he designed to proceed to Italy, and to retain in his own possession all the cities in that country, and the countries beyond the Alps, with Spain, Britain, and Africa. The empire being thus divided, Valentinian began to govern more rigorously, correcting the faults of the magistrates. He was very severe in the collection of the imposts, and particularly in observing that the soldiers were duly paid. . . .

Meantime the Barbarians beyond the Rhine, who while Julian lived held the Roman name in terror, and were contented to remain quiet in their own territories, as soon as they heard of his death, immediately marched out of their own country, and prepared for a war with the Romans. Valentinian. on bring informed of this, made a proper disposition of his forces, and placed suitable garrisons in all the towns along the Rhine. Valentinian was enabled to make these arrangements by his experience in military affairs. . . . [T] he emperor Valentinian, having favourably disposed the affairs of Germany, made provisions for the future security of the Celtic nations. . . . Valentinian was now attacked by a disease which nearly cost him his life. Upon his recovery the countries requested him to appoint a successor, lest at his decease the commonwealth should be in danger. To this the emperor consented, and declared his son Gratian emperor and his associate in the government, although he was then very young, and not yet capable of the management of affairs. . . .

Valentinian, thinking he had sufficiently secured himself from a German war, acted towards his subjects with great severity, exacting from them exorbitant tributes, such as they had never before paid; under pretence that the military expenditure compelled him to have recourse to the public. Having thus acquired universal hatred, he became still more severe; nor would he enquire into the conduct of the magistrates, but was envious of all whe had the reputation of leading a blameless life. . . . For this cause, the Africans, who could not endure the excessive avarice of the person who held the military command in Mauritania, gave the purple robe to Firmus, and proclaimed him emperor. This doubtless gave much uneasiness to Valentinian, who immediately commanded some legions from the stations in Pannonia and Moesia, to embark for Africa. On this the Sarmatians and the Quadi, who had long entertained a hatred for Celestius, the governor of those countries, availing themselves, of the opportunity afforded by the departure of the legions for Africa, invaded the Pannonians and Moesians. . . . .

Valentinian, roused by the intelligence of these events, marched from Celtica into Illyricum, for the purpose of opposing the Quadi and the Sarmatians, and consigned the command of his forces to Merobaudes, who was a person of the greatest military experience. The winter continuing unusually late, the Quadi sent ambassadors to him with insolent and unbecoming messages. These so exasperated the emperor, that through the violence of his rage, the blood flowed from his head into his mouth, and suffocated him. He thus died after having resided in Illyricum nearly nine months, and after a reign of twelve years.
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Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, D N PROCOPIVS P F AVG
Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand, left resting on shield set on the ground; Chi-rho in upper right field & unidentified object in left at foot; mintmark CONS Gamma.

RIC 17a

Zosimus tells us: On [Valens'] departure from Constantinople, the rebellion of Procopius commenced. This person had been intrusted by Julian, being one of his relations, with a part of his forces, and had been charged to march with Sebastianus through Adiabene, and to meet Julian, who took another route. Permission, moreover, was given him to wear a purple robe, for a reason which no other person was acquainted with. But the deity being pleased to ordain it otherwise, and Jovian having succeeded to the imperial dignity, Procopius immediately delivered up the imperial robe which he had received from Julian, confessing why it had been given to him, and entreating the emperor to absolve him from his military oath, and to allow him to live in retirement, and to attend to agriculture and his own private affairs. Having obtained this, he went with his wife and children to Caesarea in Cappadocia, intending to reside in that place, where he possessed a valuable estate. During his abode there, Valentinian and Valens being made emperors, and being suspicious of him, sent persons to take him into custody. In that they found no difficulty, for he surrendered himself voluntarily; and desired them to carry him wherever they pleased, if they would suffer him first to see his children. To this they consented, and he prepared an entertainment for them. When he perceived them to be intoxicated, he and his family fled towards the Taurica Chersonesus. Having remained there for some time, he found the inhabitants to he a faithless race, and was apprehensive lest they should deliver him to his persecutors. He, therefore, put himself and his family on board a trading vessel, and arrived in the night at Constantinople. He there resided in the house of an old acquaintance, and making observations on the state of the city after the departure of the emperor, he attempted to raise himself to the empire, and formed his design on the following incident.

A eunuch, named Eugenius, had not long before been discharged from the court, who entertained but little friendship for the emperors. Procopius therefore won this man to his interest. . . . Their first attempt was to bribe the court guards, which consisted of two legions. Then arming the slaves, and collecting with ease a considerable multitude, chiefly volunteers, they sent them in the night into the city, and occasioned a general commotion; the people issuing from their houses, and gazing on Procopiusas on a king made in a theatre. But the city being in general confusion, and no person being sufficiently collected in mind by reason of the surprise to know how to act, Procopius imagined his design to be still undiscovered, and that he might secure the empire if the enterprise were no further revealed. Having then seized on Cesarius, whom the emperors had made prefect of the city, and on Nebridius, who was appointed to succeed Sallustius in tbe prefecture of the court, he compelled them to write to the subjects of the empire whatever he wished. He also kept them separate, that they might not consult with each other. Having formed these projects, he proceeded in a splendid manner towards the palace. Ascending a tribunal before the gate, he gave the people great hopes and promises. He then entered the palace to provide for the remainder of his affairs.

The new emperors having divided the army between them, Procopius determined to send persons to the soldiers, who were as yet in confusion, and went by the command of the emperors from place to place without any order. He thus hoped to seduce some of them to his party. Nor did he fail of accomplishing his purpose with ease by distributing money amongst the soldiers and their officers; by which means he collected a considerable force, and prepared to make an open attack on the enemy. Procopius then sent Marcellus into Bithynia with an army against Serenianus and the imperial cavalry that was under his command, in hope of cutting them to pieces. This force having fled to Cyzicus, Marcellus, whose army was superior to theirs both by sea and land, took possession of that town; and having taken Serenianus, who fled into Lydia, put him to death. Procopius was so elevated by this fortunate commencement, that his forces considerably augmented, many being of opinion that he was able to contend with the emperors. Both the Roman legions and the Barbarian troops now flocked to his standard. Besides the reputation of being related to Julian, and of having accompanied him in all the wars he had ever been engaged in, attracted many partizans. He likewise sent ambassadors to the chief of Scythia beyond the Ister, who sent to his assistance ten thousand men. The other Barbarian nations likewise sent auxiliaries to share in the expedition. Procopius however considered that it would be imprudent in him to engage with both emperors together, and therefore thought it best to advance against him who was nearest, and afterwards deliberate on what course to pursue.

Thus was Procopius employed; while the emperor Valens, who heard of this insurrection at Galatia in Phrygia, was filled with consternation at the news. Arbitrio having encouraged him not to despair, he prepared the troops that were with him for war, and sent to his brother to inform him of the designs of Procopius. Valentinian however was little disposed for sending auxiliaries to one who was incapable of defending the empire committed to his charge. Valens was therefore under the necessity of. preparing for war, and appointed Arbitrio to the command of his army. When the armies were ready to engage, Arbitrio circumvented Procopius by a stratagem, and thereby seduced from him a great number of his men, from whom he received previous information of the designs of Procopius. On the advance of the emperor and Procopius towards each other, the two armies met near Thyatira. Procopius at first appeared to have the advantage, by which he would have gained the supreme authority, Hormisdas in the engagement having overpowered the enemy. But Gomarius, another of the commanders of Procopius, imparting his intention to all the soldiers of Procopius who were attached to the emperor, in the midst of the battle cried out Augustus, and gave a signal for them to imitate his example. Thus the most of the troops of Procopius went over to Valens.

After having obtained this victory, Valens marched to Sardes, and from thence into Phrygia, where he found Procopius in a town called Nacolia. Affairs having been ordered for the advantage of the emperor by Naplo, an officer of Procopius, Valens again prevailed, and took him prisoner, and soon afterwards Marcellus, both of whom he put to death.
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Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, D N GRATIANVS P F AVG
Gratian standing right, holding labarum with Chi-rho on banner, and holding captive by hair, GLORIA ROMANORVM; Q to left, K over P to right, DSISCR in ex.

RIC 14c

Zosimus reports: [T] he emperor Valentinian, having favourably disposed the affairs of Germany, made provisions for the future security of the Celtic nations. . . . Valentinian was now attacked by a disease which nearly cost him his life. Upon his recovery the countries requested him to appoint a successor, lest at his decease the commonwealth should be in danger. To this the emperor consented, and declared his son Gratian emperor and his associate in the government, although he was then very young, and not yet capable of the management of affairs. . . .

When the affairs of the empire were reduced to this low condition, Victor, who commanded the Roman cavalry, escaping the danger with some of his troops, entered Macedon and Thessaly. From thence he proceeded into Moesia and Pannonia, and informed Gratian, who was then in that quarter, of what had occurred, and of the loss of the emperor [Valens] and his army. Gratian received the intelligence without uneasiness, and was little grieved at the death of his uncle, a disagreement having existed between them. Finding himself unable to manage affairs, Thrace being ravaged by the Barbarians, as were likewise Pannonia and Moesia, and the towns upon the Rhine being infested by the neighbouring Barbarians without controul, he chose for his associate in the empire, Theodosius, who was a native of a town called Cauca, in the part of Spain called Hispania Callaecia, and who possessed great knowledge and experience of military affairs. Having given him the government of Thrace and the eastern provinces, Gratian himself proceeded to the west of Gaul, in order, if possible, to compose affairs in that quarter. . . .

While the affairs of Thrace were, thus situated, those of Gratian were in great perplexity. Having accepted the counsel of those courtiers who usually corrupt the manners of princes, he gave a reception to some fugitives called Alani, whom he not only introduced into his army, but honoured with valuable presents, and confided to them his most important secrets, esteeming his own soldiers of little value. This produced among his soldiers a violent hatred against him, which being gradually inflamed and augmented incited in them a disposition for innovation, and most particulary in that part of them which was in Britain, since they were the most resolute and vindictive. In this spirit they were encouraged by Maximus, a Spaniard, who had been the fellow-soldier of Theodosius in Britain. He was offended that Theodosius should be thought worthy of being made emperor, while he himself had no honourable employment. He therefore cherished the animosity of the soldiers towards the emperor. They were thus easily induced to revolt and to declare Maximus emperor. Having presented to him the purple robe and the diadem, they sailed to the mouth of the Rhine. As the German army, and all who were in that quarter approved of the election, Gratian prepared to contend against Maximus, with a considerable part of the army which still adhered to him. When the armies met, there were only slight skirmishes for five days; until Gratian, |115 perceiving that the Mauritanian cavalry first deserted from him and declared Maximus Augustus, and afterwards that the remainder of his troops by degrees espoused the cause of his antagonist, relinquished all hope, and fled with three hundred horse to the Alps. Finding those regions without defence, he proceeded towards Rhaetia, Noricum, Pannonia, and the Upper Moesia. When Maximus was informed of his route, he was not negligent of the opportunity, but detached Andragathius, commander of the cavalry, who was his faithful adherent, in pursuit of Gratian. This officer followed him with so great speed, that he overtook him when he was passing the bridge at Sigidunus, and put him to death.
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Pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Emperor advancing right, seizing bound captive by the hair & carrying labarum, BSISC in ex., GLORIA ROMANORVM

RIC 38c2

Zosimus recorded, [Theodosius] proceeded with his army to the war [against Eugenius], leaving behind him his son Arcadius, who had some time previously been made emperor. . . .

THE whole empire being vested in Arcadius and Honorius, they indeed appeared by their title to possess the sovereign authority, although the universal administration of affairs was under Rufinus in the east, and under Stilico in the west. By these all causes were determined, at their own pleasure; for whoever bribed plentifully, or by any other means of friendship or consanguinity could make the judge his advocate, was sure to succeed in the process. From hence it happened that most of those great estates, which cause the possessors to be generally esteemed fortunate, devolved to these two; since some endeavoured by gifts to avoid false accusations, and others relinquished all their possessions to obtain an office, or in any other manner to purchase the ruin of particular cities. While iniquity of every kind presided, therefore, in the respective cities, the money from all quarters flowed into the coffers of Rufinus and Stilico ; while on the reverse, poverty preyed on the habitations of those who had formerly been rich. Nor were the emperors acquainted with anything that was done, but thought all that Rufinus and Stilico commanded was done by virtue of some unwritten law. After they had amassed immense wealth, Rufinus began to concert the means of becoming emperor, by making his own daughter, who was now marriageable. . . . [A different cabal persuaded Arcadius to marry a different girl.]. . . .

Before this juncture a report had been circulated at Rome, that the emperor Arcadius was dead, which was confirmed after the departure of Arcadius for Ravenna. Stilico being at Ravenna while the emperor was at a city of Aemilia, called Bononia, about seventy miles distant, the emperor sent for him to chastise the soldiers, who mutinied amongst each other by the way. Stilico, therefore, having collected the mutinous troops together, informed them that the emperor had commanded him to correct them for their disobedience, and to punish them by a decimation, or putting to death every tenth man. At this they were in such consternation, that they burst into tears, and desiring him to have compassion on them, prevailed on him to promise them a pardon from the emperor. The emperor having performed what Stilico had promised, they applied themselves to public business. For Stilico was desirous of proceeding to the east to undertake the management of the affairs of Theodosius, the son of Arcadius, who was very young, and in want of a guardian. Honorius himself was also inclined to undertake the same journey, with a design to secure the dominions of that emperor. But Stilico, being displeased at that, and laying before the emperor a calculation of the immense sum of money it would require to defray the expence of such an expedition, deterred him from the enterprise.
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2 Constantius II37 views DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left holding globe / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left with labarum, two captives before, leaning left in left field. Γ in left field. Mintmark CONSZ star. RIC VIII Constantinople 89.4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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2 Constantius II52 viewsConstantius II AE2. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate, rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding labarum in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him, ALEA in ex. Alexandria
RIC VIII 55

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2 Constantius II23 viewsConstantius II. AE3. Antioch. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left, holding labarum, two captives kneeling before him. Mintmark ANA. RIC VIII Antioch 1251 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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2 Constantius II27 viewsConstantius II AE Centenionolis.
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348-350 AD. DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constantius standing left with labarum, captives at feet. Mintmark AQP dot.

Aquileia
RIC VIII 107
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2 Constantius II21 viewsConstantius II
AE2 Centenionolis.
4.5 g/20 mm
DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constantius standing left with labarum, two captives at feet. Mintmark SMHB.

Heraclea
RIC VIII 69
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2 Constantius II49 viewsConstantius II AE2. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate, rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding labarum in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him, ALEB in ex. Alexandria
RIC VIII 55
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20. Constans / Galley.23 viewsMaiorina (larger AE 2), 348-350, Antioch mint.
Obverse: DN CONSTANS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constans.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO / Constans standing on galley, holding phoenix and labarum. Victory steering galley. Star in right field.
Mint mark: ANΔ
5.49 gm., 22 mm.
RIC #124; LRBC #2621; Sear #18667.
Callimachus
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2014 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2014 DOC 4 CLBC 8.4.1 27 views

OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned to r. Manus Dei in upper r. field

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

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content unknown for this issue. The entire tetartera of Alexius III are much harder to find due to debasement of trachea virtually rendering the Tetarteron useless. The Metropolitan issues were believed to be produced only for two years 1195-1197.

Size 18/21mm

Weight 2.7gm

DOC lists 1 example with weight of 3.38gm and 19mm

Unlike the one listed in DOC this example has a full family name and was perhaps minted after 1197. The half Tetarteron from the Thessalonica mint has two variations and is listed in Sear as two separate coins, that variation is a short or full version of the family name
Simon
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2014A ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2014 DOC 4 CLBC 8.4.1 21 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned to r. Manus Dei in upper r. field

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

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content unknown for this issue. The entire tetartera of Alexius III are much harder to find due to debasement of trachea virtually rendering the Tetarteron useless. The Metropolitan issues were believed to be produced only for two years 1195-1197.

Size 18/19mm

Weight 2.7gm

DOC lists 1 example with weight of 3.38gm and 19mm

This example matches the weights of my other example, the only difference between the two is this is slightly smaller but a slightly thicker flan.
Simon
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2015 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE TETARTERON S-2015 DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3 20 views
OBV 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. 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.

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins but all tetartera from Alexius III are difficult to obtain.

Size 19.52mm

Weight 4.0gm

DOC lists 22 examples with weights from 1.91gm to 4.55gm and sizes from 17mm to 22mm
Simon
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2015A ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE TETARTERON S-2015 DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3 42 viewsOBV 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. 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.

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins but all examples of Alexius tetartera are difficult to obtain.

Size 17/18.5mm

Weight 4.0gm

DOC lists 22 examples with weights from 1.91gm to 4.55gm and sizes from 17mm to 22mm
Simon
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2015B ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE TETARTERON S-2015 DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3 50 viewsOBV 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. 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.

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. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins but all examples of Alexius tetartera are difficult to obtain.

Size 19mm

Weight 3.4gm

DOC lists 22 examples with weights from 1.91gm to 4.55gm and sizes from 17mm to 22mm
Simon
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2015c ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE TETARTERON S-2015 DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3 16 viewsOBV 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. 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.

All examples of Alexius tetartera are difficult to obtain these days, however DOC has many examples in their collection. This one has a dark black patina obscuring a very interesting portrait of Saint George.

Size 17.84mm

Weight 3.7gm

DOC lists 22 examples with weights from 1.91gm to 4.55gm and sizes from 17mm to 22mm
Simon
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2015x ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE Half? TETARTERON S-2015/7v DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3v VARIATION UNLISTED44 viewsOBV 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. scroll or hilt of sword AND shield behind left arm.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger with patriarchal cross.


Size 17.94mm

Weight 2.4gm

I purchased this as part of a collection from Europe. The coin was attributed by previous owner as S-2017 a much rarer coin to find. Upon reexamining the coin, it turned out it has a shield and hilt of sword that the left hand is holding. On the reverse the gl.cr. has a patriarchal cross, this is seen on his half Tetartera.

The weight is average for a half Tetarteron and a bit low for a full Tetarteron . the die size is around 15mm, small for a Tetarteron and large for a half.
AKA the Diane Variation
Simon
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2016 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-2016 DOC 7 CLBC 8.4.4 22 views
OBV 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
Simon
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2016 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-2016 DOC 7 CLBC 8.4.4 41 viewsOBV 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 19x14mm

Weight 1.9gm

DOC lists 6 examples with weights from 1.2 to 1.9 gm and sizes 15x11 to 17mm

Not a great example but the only one I have seen outside the books. Both of my Alexius III half tetartera are very odd shaped flans.
Simon
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2016AV ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-2016 DOC 7 CLBC 8.4.4 Unlisted Variation49 viewsOBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on RIGHT shoulder and in l. hand. Scroll or hilt of sword ( This one with such an exceptional Obv makes it clear it is a hilt of sword, also no others mention spear resting on right shoulder.))

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 16/14mm

Weight 2.3gm

DOC lists 6 examples with weights from 1.2 to 1.9 gm and sizes 15x11 to 17mm

Half tetartera are rare for Alexius III, this example has and excellent obv and the reverse is attributable in hand but does not photograph well.

Both of my Alexius III half tetartera are very odd shaped flans.
Simon
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2017 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-2017 DOC 8 CLBC 8.4.5.A 25 views
OBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on r. shoulder and in l. hand shield.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger with patriarchal cross.

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.

Size 14/17.5 mm

Weight 1.7gm

Very Rare Coin.

DOC lists 7 examples weights 1.18gm to 2.47gm and sizes from 13mm to 17mm ( DOC com bines S-2017 and S-2018 as one coin.)
Simon
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2115 JOHN III DUCAS AE Tetarteron SBCV- 2115 DOC 5741 views

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 19.33mm

Weight 1.974 gm
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2116 JOHN III DUCAS AE Tetarteron S- 2116 DOC 57 28 viewsOBV 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 20.98

Weight 2.6gm

DOC lists 12 examples with weights from 1.61 gm to 3.00 and sizes 19mm to 21mm
Simon
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2117 JOHN III DUCAS AE Tetarteron S- 2117 DOC 59 50 views
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.

Very Nice example with a nice lights sand filled patina, I would best describe this as a cross in a horseshoe.
Simon
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2118 JOHN III DUCAS AE Tetarteron S- 2118 DOC IV 60 15 viewsOBV Bust of Christ , beardless and nimbate. wearing tunic and kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand .

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. gl.cr.

Size 17mm

Weight 1.97gm

DOC lists 4 examples with sizes 17-18mm and weights 1.66 to 2.37.
Simon
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2119 John III (Magn.) AE Tetarteron SBCV -2119 DOC 61 62 views
OBV. * in field. Three quarters length figure of Virgin nimbate and orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned slightly. R.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of simplified type; Holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l. globus surmounted by patriarchal cross, which he holds by the shaft.

Weight 2.4gm

Size 18.37mm

Doc lists 4 examples with weights from 1.63 to 3.73gm and sizes from 18 to 22mm
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2145 Theodore II (Magn.) AE Tetarteron SBCV-2145 DOC IV 13 19 viewsOBV- Lys. Pellet in Upper and lower field, to either side.

REV- Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and Chalmys; holds in r hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. anexikakia.

Size 18.57

Weight 1.9gm

DOC lists 2 examples sized 17mm and 21mm and only one weight .95gm
Simon
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215 Constantine VIII, AD 1025-102858 viewsGold histamenon nomisma, 25mm, 4.37g, gVF
Struck at Constantinople
+IhS XIS REX REGNANThM, bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wears tunic, himation, and nimbus cruciger with crescents; right hand raised, Gospels in left; triple border / + CWhSTAhTIh BASILEUS ROM, crowned bust facing with long beard; wears loros, holds labarum with pellet on shaft with right, akakia in left; triple border. Scarce.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
DOC 2; Sear 1815
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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33008 Valens/Gloria Romanorvm3 viewsValens/Gloria Romanorvm 33008
Obv: DN VALEN-S PF AVG,
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM,
Emperor walking right, head left, holding labarum, dragging captive behind him.
Star in left field, star over A in right field.
TES in Exergue
Mint:Thessalonica 18.1mm 2.3g
RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xvii.
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33778 viewsConstans 337-350 AD
AR light miliarensis
Obv "FL IVL CONSTANS PF AVG"
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "TRIVMFATOR GENTIVM BARBARARVM"
Emperor standing left, resting on shield andholding labarum
Thessalonica mint
RIC 92
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36428 viewsValens
Solidus
Obv: DN VALENS PER F AVG
Diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE
Emperor standing right holding labarum and victory on globe
Antioch mint
RIC IX Antioch 2d
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364-375 AD - Valentinian I - RIC IX Constantinople 16(a)2 - GLORIA ROMANORVM32 viewsEmperor: Valentinian I (r. 364-375 AD)
Date: 364-367 AD
Condition: VF/Fine
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG
Our Lord Valentinian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Glory of the Romans.
Emperor advancing right, with right hand dragging captive and holding labarum in left.
Exergue: CONSPB (Constantinople mint, second officina)

RIC IX Constantinople 16(a)2; VM 42
2.13g; 18.0mm; 330°
Pep
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364-375 AD - Valentinian I - RIC IX Siscia 05(a)[v] - GLORIA ROMANORVM37 viewsEmperor: Valentinian I (r. 364-375 AD)
Date: 364-367 AD
Condition: aVF
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG
Our Lord Valentinian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Glory of the Romans.
Emperor advancing right, dragging captive with right hand and holding labarum (with ) in left.
"* / A" in right field
Exergue: ●ΓSISC (Siscia mint, third officina)

RIC IX Siscia 5(a)[v]; VM 42
2.50g; 17.4mm; 180°
Pep
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364-375 AD - Valentinian I - RIC IX Siscia 14(a)[xvii] - GLORIA ROMANORVM35 viewsEmperor: Valentinian I (r. 364-375 AD)
Date: 367-375 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG
Our Lord Valentinian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Glory of the Romans.
Emperor advancing right, with right hand dragging captive and holding labarum in left.
"M" in left field; "* / P" in right
Exergue: BSISC (Siscia mint, second officina)

RIC IX Siscia 14(a)[xvii]; VM 42
2.03g; 17.5mm; 180°
Pep
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364-375 AD - Valentinian I - RIC IX Siscia 14(a)[xvi] - GLORIA ROMANORVM27 viewsEmperor: Valentinian I (r. 364-375 AD)
Date: 367-375 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG
Our Lord Valentinian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Glory of the Romans.
Emperor advancing right, dragging captive with right hand and holding labarum in left.
"M | * / F" in field
Exergue: BSISC (Siscia mint, second officina)

RIC IX Siscia 14(a)[xvi]; VM 42
1.69g; 17.7mm; 195°
Pep
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364-375 AD - Valentinian I - RIC IX Siscia 14(a)[xv] - GLORIA ROMANORVM25 viewsEmperor: Valentinian I (r. 364-375 AD)
Date: 367-375 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG
Our Lord Valentinian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Glory of the Romans.
Emperor advancing right, dragging captive with right hand and holding labarum in left.
S | * / F in field
Exergue: BSISC (Siscia mint, second officina)

RIC IX Siscia 14(a)[xv]; VM 42
1.97g; 18.2mm; 180°
Pep
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364-378 AD - Valens - RIC IX Siscia 14(b)xxx - GLORIA ROMANORVM35 viewsEmperor: Valens (r. 364-378 AD)
Date: 367-375 AD
Condition: aFine
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG
Our Lord Valens Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Glory of the Romans.
Emperor advancing right, dragging captive with right hand and holding labarum in left.
"A" over "" in left field
"Q" in right field
Exergue: ASISE (Siscia mint, first officina)

RIC IX Siscia 14(b)xxx; VM46
2.45g; 17.8mm; 30°
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364-378 AD - Valens - Van Meter 46 - GLORIA ROMANORVM44 viewsEmperor: Valens (r. 364-378 AD)
Date: 364-378 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG
Our Lord Valens Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Glory of the Romans.
Emperor advancing right, dragging captive with right hand and holding labarum in left.
Exergue: ?SMAQP (Aquileia mint, first officina)

VM46
2.40g; 18.6mm; 195°
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367-383 AD - Gratian - RIC IX Siscia 14(c)[xvi] - GLORIA ROMANORVM30 viewsEmperor: Gratian (r. 367-383 AD)
Date: 367-375 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN GRATIANVS P F AVG
Our Lord Gratian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Glory of the Romans.
Emperor advancing right, with right hand dragging captive and holding labarum in left hand.
"M | * / F" in right field
Exergue: ΓSISC (Siscia mint, third officina)

RIC IX Siscia 14(c)[xvi]; VM 43
2.58g; 17.7mm; 15°
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367-383 AD - Gratian - RIC IX Thessalonica 31[xxxviii] - GLORIA ROMANORVM28 viewsEmperor: Gratian (r. 367-383 AD)
Date: 375-378 AD
Condition: VF
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG
Our Lord Gratian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Glory of the Romans.
Emperor advancing right, with right hand dragging captive and holding labarum in left hand.
"V | * / Γ" in field
Exergue: TES (Thessalonica mint, third officina)

RIC IX Thessalonica 31[xxxviii]; VM 43
2.25g; 19.0mm; 150°
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501. Constantine I 104 viewsIn the year 320, Licinius, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, reneged on the religious freedom promised by the Edict of Milan in 313 and began another persecution of the Christians. This was a puzzling inconsistency since Constantia, half-sister of Constantine and wife of Licinius, was an influential Christian. It became a challenge to Constantine in the west, climaxing in the great civil war of 324. The armies were so large another like these would not be seen again until at least the 14th century. Licinius, aided by Goth mercenaries, represented the past and the ancient faith of Paganism. Constantine and his Franks marched under the Christian standard of the labarum, and both sides saw the battle in religious terms. Supposedly outnumbered, but fired by their zeal, Constantine's army emerged victorious. With the defeat and death of Licinius (Constantine was known for being ruthless with his political enemies: Constantine had publicly promised to spare his life, but a year later he accused him of plotting against him and had him executed by strangulation), Constantine then became the sole emperor of the entire Roman Empire.[

RIC VII Siscia 235 c3

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511. Valens37 viewsAfter a brief stay aimed at building his troop strength and gaining a toehold in Thrace, Valens moved out to Adrianople. From there, he marched against the confederated barbarian army on August 9, 378 in what would become known as the battle of Adrianople. Although negotiations were attempted, these broke down when a Roman unit sallied forth and carried both sides into battle. The Romans held their own early on but were crushed by the surprise arrival of Visigoth cavalry which split their ranks.

The primary source for the battle is Ammianus, who is quoted at length by Edward Gibbon (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, XXVI). Valens had left a sizeable guard with his baggage and treasures depleting his force. His right wing, cavalry, arrived at the Gothic camp sometime before the left wing arrived. It was a very hot day and the Roman cavalry was engaged without strategic support, wasting its efforts while they suffered in the heat.

Meanwhile Fritigern once again sent an emissary of peace in his continued manipulation of the situation. The resultant delay meant that the Romans present on the field began to succumb to the heat. The army's resources were further diminished when an ill timed attack by the Roman archers made it necessary to recall Valens’ emissary, Count Richomer. The archers were beaten and retreated in humiliation.

Gothic cavalry under the command of Althaeus and Saphrax then struck and, with what was probably the most decisive event of the battle, the Roman cavalry fled. The Roman infantry was abandoned, surrounded and cut to pieces. Valens was wounded and carried to a small wooden hut. The hut was surrounded by the Goths who put it to the torch, evidently unaware of the prize within. According to Ammianus, this is how Valens perished.

When the battle was over, two-thirds of the eastern army lied dead. Many of their best officers had also perished. What was left of the army of Valens was led from the field under the cover of night by Count Richomer and General Victor.

J.B. Bury, a noted authority on the barbarian invasion of Europe provides specific interpretation on the significance the battle; It was "a disaster and disgrace that need not have occurred."

For Rome, the battle incapacitated the government. Emperor Gratian, nineteen years old, was overcome by the debacle, and until he appointed Theodosius, unable to deal with the catastrophe which spread out of control.

Date: 364-367 AD
Obverse: D N VALEN-S P F AVG, Cuirassed and draped, pearl diademed bust right.
Reverse: RESTITV-TOR REIP, Valens stg. Looking r. holding labarum in r. hand and Victory on globe presenting wreath on emperor on l. hand. TES delta in exergue.
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Follis Constantino X SB01853.jpg
52-02 - Constantino X (25/12/1059 - 21/05/1067 D.C.)24 viewsAE Follis 26 x 30 mm 4.3 gr.

Anv: "EMMA - NOVHΛ", "IC - XC" (en campos izq. y derecho) - Cristo de pié de frente, vistiendo nimbus cruciger (Halo redondo con cruz que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Collobium (Túnica especial sin mangas), sosteniendo el Libro de los Evangelios con ambas manos.
Rev: " ΕVΔO AVΓ - +RΘKWN TΔK " Emperador barbado a derecha y Emperatriz Eudocia a izquierda, de pié de frente vistiendo corona, Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores) y Pendilia (Tiras de perlas que colgaban a ambos lados de la corona). Entre ellos Labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial, con Crismón (Simbolo Chi-Ro) en su bandera), Cruz en el mastil y apoyado sobre una tarima con tres escalones.

Acuñada 1059 - 1067 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1853 Pag. 363 - Bellinger D.O. Vol. III #8 - B.M.C.#18-31 - Ratto M.B.#2021/3 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-29
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Aspron Trachy Vellón Manuel I SB01964.jpg
58-10 - Manuel I (08/04/1143 - 24/09/1180 D.C.)66 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 32 x 29 mm 5.6 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: "MΡ - ΘV" (Madre de Dios) en campos izquierdo y derecho - La Virgen sentada en un trono de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), sosteniendo delante de Ella la cabeza nimbada de un Cristo niño mirando a izquierda.
Rev: " MANγHΛ - ΔεCΠOTHC " Emperador de pié de frente vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco) y Chlamys (Manto largo o capa/mandyas, usado como traje de ceremonia imperial). Portando Labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial), en mano derecha y Orbe con cruz patriarcal en izquierda.

Acuñada 1143 - 1180 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1964 Pag. 396 - Hendy CMBE pl.15.5-10 - B.M.C.#56/7 - Ratto M.B.#2138-41 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #5-16
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Aspron Trachy Vellón Manuel I SB01966.jpg
58-12 - Manuel I (08/04/1143 - 24/09/1180 D.C.)73 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 30 mm 5.4 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: "IC - XC" (Jesús Cristo) en campos izquierdo y derecho - Cristo sentado en trono con respaldo de frente, vistiendo nimbus cruciger (Halo redondo con cruz que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Collobium (Túnica especial sin mangas), sosteniendo el Libro de los Evangelios con mano izquierda." * " en campo izquierdo.
Rev: " MANγHΛ - ΔεCΠOT " Emperador de pié de frente a izquierda vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco) y Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores). Portando Labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial), en mano derecha y Orbe con cruz en izquierda. A su derecha La Virgen de pié de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), con su mano derecha corona al Emperador.

Acuñada 1143 - 1180 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1966 Pag. 396 - Hendy CMBE pl.16.1-15, pl.17.1-4 - B.M.C.#40-51 - Ratto M.B.#2127/34 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #17-42
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Tetarterón Andronico I SB01987.jpg
59-05 - Andronico I (09/1183 - 12/09/1185 D.C.)28 viewsAE Tetarteron 18 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "MH - ΘV" (Madre de Dios) en campos izquierdo y derecho - Busto de la Virgen vista de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), sosteniendo delante de Ella la cabeza nimbada de un Cristo niño mirando al frente.
Rev: " ANΔPONIKOC" Algo larga figura del Emperador de frente, vistiendo corona, Scaramagion y Sagion (Sago - capa corta romana de uso militar). Portando Labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial), en mano derecha y Orbe con cruz en izquierda.

Acuñada 1183 - 1185 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1987 Pag. 401 - Hendy CMBE pl.19.2 - B.M.C.#13-16 - Ratto M.B.#2171 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-5
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60. Valentinian I.25 viewsAE 3, 364 - 367, Siscia mint.
Obverse: DN VALENTINIANVS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Valentinian.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM / Valentinian advancing, holding labarum and dragging captive behind him.
Mint mark: . ΓSISC
2.37 gm., 18.5 mm.
RIC #5a; LRBC #1275; Sear #19447.
Callimachus
Aspron Trachy Vellón Alexio III SB02012.jpg
62-05 - Alexio III Angelus Commenus (08/04/1195 - 17/07/1203 D.C.)84 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 25 x 27 mm 2.6 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: "IC - XC" (Jesús Cristo) en campos izquierdo y derecho - Busto de Cristo sin barba, vistiendo nimbus cruciger (Halo redondo con cruz que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Collobium (Túnica especial sin mangas), levantando su mano derecha en señal de bendición y sosteniendo un rollo de pergamino con mano izquierda." + Kε ROHΘεI " leyenda rodeando el busto.
Rev: " AΛEΣIω ΔεCΠ O KωNcTANTI " Emperador a derecha y San Constantino, barbado y nimbado a izquierda, ambos de pié de frente vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco) y Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores). Portando entre ellos Orbe con cruz y labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial), el Emperador en mano derecha y el santo en la izquierda.

Acuñada 1195 - 1203 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #2012 Pag. 407 - Hendy CMBE pl.22.8-12, pl.23.1-7 - B.M.C.#16-18 - Ratto M.B.#2005/13 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-16
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64. Procopius.17 viewsAE 3, Sept. 365 - May 355, Constantinople mint.
Obverse: DN PROCOPIVS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Procopius, facing left.
Reverse: REPARATIO FEL TEMP / The emperor standing, holding labarum and shield, a small indeterminate object at foot. Christogram at upper right, palm branch at left.
Mint mark: CONSS
3.88 gm., 17 mm.
RIC #17 var.; Sear #19882/83.

This coin is not listed in RIC. The description of the types would indicate RIC 17a. However the branch at left indicates RIC 17b. But RIC 17b does not have the "indeterminate object" at the emperor's feet. Also, the officina number (S) is not listed for RIC 17a or 17b.
Callimachus
Aspron Trachy Vellón Gobernantes Latinos SB02027.jpg
65-05 - Gobernantes latinos de Constantinopla (1204 - 1261 D.C.)80 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 26 x 21 mm 1.6 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: Cristo sentado en trono con respaldo de frente, vistiendo nimbus cruciger (Halo redondo con cruz que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Collobium (Túnica especial sin mangas), sosteniendo el Libro de los Evangelios con mano izquierda.
Rev: Emperador de pié de frente a izquierda vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco) y Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores). Portando Labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial), en mano derecha y Orbe con cruz en izquierda. A su derecha La Virgen de pié de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), con su mano derecha corona al Emperador.

Acuñada 1204 - 1261 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #2016 Pag. 412 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.IV pl.XLIX, 6 - Hendy CMBE pl.26, 2(F)
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75. John Comenus-Ducas, Kingdom of Thessalonica20 viewsKingdom of Thessalonica.
John Comenus-Ducas
AE 17mm small module trachy
1237-1244 AD.

O: IC-XC to left and right of Christ, bust facing

R: IW.., John, no beard, half length figure, standing, holding labarum-headed sceptre and akakia.

SB 2208; DOC 23.

ID'ed with help from FORVM member OrthdoxCoins. Thanks!
Sosius
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82. Andronicus II and Michael IX, AE assarion, Constantinople.8 viewsAndronicus II and Michael IX
AE assarion, Constantinople.

O: AVTOKPATOPEC RWMAIWN, Andronicus, on left and Michael, on right, both standing facing, holding labarum between them

R: B and retrograde B to left and right of patriarchal cross.

SB 2451.

Thanks to FORVM member glebe for helping to ID!
Sosius
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829-842 Theophilus - follis fromConstantinople54 viewsΘEOFIL' bASIL' , 3/4 length emperor facing holding cross on globe and labarum
ΘEO / FILE AVS / OVStE SV / NICAS

Sear 1667
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93. Manuel I Comnenus28 viewsEMPEROR OF TREBIZOND
Manuel I Comnenus.
1238-1263. AR Asper (20mm, 2.41 g, 7h).
O: Manuel st. facing, wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and akakia; (star) /M/И/ (star) to outer l., two stars to inner l., star to inner r., O/K/H to outer r; above to r., crowning manus Dei R: St. Eugenius standing facing, wearing nimbus crown and holding long cross; O/A/ΓI to outer left, star to inner left, (star)/ЄV/ΓЄ/(NH) to right.

Cf. Retowski 91-2; SB 2601.

Near EF, toned, a few light scratches.

Ex CNG
1 commentsSosius
Maiorina Constante RIC VIII Thessalonica 122A.jpg
A129-50 - Constante (337 - 350 D.C.)40 viewsAE2 Maiorina ó Centenional 23 x 22 mm 4.7 gr.

Anv: "DN CONSTA-NS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. "A" detrás del busto.
Rev: "FEL TEMP - REPARATIO" - El Emperador con vestimentas militares de pié a izquierda en la proa de una galera, portando Victoriola en mano derecha y Labarum (estandarte militar) con "CHI RO" en la bandera, en mano izquierda. La galera es timoneada por la Victoria sentada a popa. "T SA *" en exergo y "A" en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 348 - 350 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #122 Pag.412 - Cohen Vol.VII #11 Pag.406 - DVM #62 Pag.297 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8593.g.2. Pag.206 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3974 - LRBC #1649
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0.5 Maiorina Constante RIC VIII Alexandria 64.jpg
A129-55 - Constante (337 - 350 D.C.)35 viewsAE2 1/2 Maiorina ó Centenional 20 x 19 mm 5.0 gr.

Anv: "DN CONSTA-NS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a izquierda. Orbe (Globo) en mano derecha.
Rev: "FEL TEMP - REPARATIO" - El Emperador con vestimentas militares avanza a izquierda, portando Labarum (estandarte militar) con "CHI RO" en la bandera, en mano derecha y escudo en izquierda. A sus piés adelante dos cautivos sentados. "ALEA" en exergo y " * " en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 348 - 350 D.C.
Ceca: Alejandria (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Alexandria) #64 Pag.542 - Cohen Vol.VII #14 Pag.406 - DVM #63 Pag.297 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8596.b. Pag.207 - LRBC #2823
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0.25 Maiorina Constante RIC VIII Siscia 244E.jpg
A129-60 - Constante (337 - 350 D.C.)32 viewsAE3 1/4 Maiorina ó 1/2 Centenional 17 mm 1.8 gr.

Anv: "DN CONSTA-NS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FEL TEMP - REPARATIO" - El Emperador con vestimentas militares de pié a izquierda en la proa de una galera, portando fenix en globo en mano derecha y Labarum (estandarte militar) con "CHI RO" en la bandera, en mano izquierda. La galera es timoneada por la Victoria sentada a popa. "εSIS (simbolo 1)" en exergo.

Acuñada 348 - 350 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.5ta.)
Rareza: C3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Siscia) #244 Pag.366 - Cohen Vol.VII #10 Pag.406 - DVM #67 Pag.297 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8600.b. Pag.207 - LRBC #1136
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Centenional Valentiniano I RIC IX Siscia 14a, type xi.jpg
A137-02 - Valentiniano I (364 - 375 D.C.)127 viewsAE3 Centenional 17 mm 2 gr.

Anv: "DN VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORIA RO-MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente avanzando a derecha, arrastrando por los pelos a un prisionero con el brazo derecho y portando un Labarum (Estandarte), con el signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en su mano izquierda. " * BSISC" en exergo y "D" en campo derecho.

Acuñada 367 - 375 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.2da.)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Siscia) #14a Pag.147 tipo xi - Cohen Vol.VIII #12 Pag.88 - DVM #42 Pag.308 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9033.f.1. Pag.269 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4102
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Centenional Valente RIC IX Siscia 14b, type x.jpg
A138-02 - Valente (364 - 378 D.C.)73 viewsAE3 Centenional 17 x 16 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "DN VALEN-S P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORIA RO-MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente avanzando a derecha, arrastrando por los pelos a un prisionero con el brazo derecho y portando un Labarum (Estandarte), con el signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en su mano izquierda. "· BSISC" en exergo y "R" en campo derecho.

Acuñada 367 - 375 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.2da.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Siscia) #14b Pag.147 tipo xi - Cohen Vol.VIII #11 Pag.103 - DVM #46 Pag.309 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9076.f.1. Pag.273 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4117
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Centenional Valente RIC IX Thessalonica 16b, type ii.jpg
A138-06 - Valente (364 - 378 D.C.)88 viewsAE3 Centenional 17 x 16 mm 2.5 gr.

Anv: "DN VALEN-S P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORIA RO-MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente avanzando a derecha, arrastrando por los pelos a un prisionero con el brazo derecho y portando un Labarum (Estandarte), con el signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en su mano izquierda. "TESΓ" en exergo.

Acuñada 364 - 367 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Thessalonica) #16b Pag.176 tipo i - Cohen Vol.VIII #11 Pag.103 - DVM #46 Pag.309 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9076.h.1. Pag.273 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4117
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Centenional Valente RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xx.jpg
A138-07 - Valente (364 - 378 D.C.)67 viewsAE3 Centenional 16 x 15 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: "DN VALEN-S P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORIA RO-MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente avanzando a derecha, arrastrando por los pelos a un prisionero con el brazo derecho y portando un Labarum (Estandarte), con el signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en su mano izquierda. "TES" en exergo, "Corona" en campo izquierdo y "B" en campo derecho.

Acuñada 367 - 375 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.2da.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Thessalonica) #26b Pag.178 tipo xx - Cohen Vol.VIII #11 Pag.103 - DVM #46 Pag.309 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9076.h.2. Pag.274 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4117
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Centenional Procopio Reparatio Fel Temp.jpg
A139-02 - Procopio (365 - 366 D.C.)43 viewsAE3 Centenional 17 x 16 mm 1.9 gr.
Pariente de Juliano II y General de su ejército en la campaña contra los persas. Usurpador en Tracia y Asia Menor

Anv: "DN PROCO-PIVS P F AVG" - Busto Tipo A, con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "REPARATI-[O FEL TEMP]" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié a izquierda, portando labarum (estandarte militar) con signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en mano derecha y descansando la izquierda en un escudo que descansa a sus pies. "SMHA" en exergo.

Acuñada 364 - 367 D.C.
Ceca: Heraclea (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: R3

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Heraclea) #8 var. (Busto NO LISTADO) Pag.193 - Cohen Vol.VIII #10 Pag.122 - DVM #6 Pag.309 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9085.a. Pag.275
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Centenional Graciano RIC IX Thessalonica 26c, type xv.jpg
A140-20 - Graciano (367 - 383 D.C.)56 viewsAE3 Centenional 18 x 17 mm 1.7 gr.
Hijo mayor y Co-Augusto de Valentiniano I

Anv: "DN GRATIANVS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORIA RO-MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente avanzando a derecha, arrastrando por los pelos a un prisionero con el brazo derecho y portando un Labarum (Estandarte), con el signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en su mano izquierda. "TES" en exergo y " * / B " en campo derecho.

Acuñada 367 - 375 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.2da.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Thessalonica) #26c Pag.178 tipo xv - Cohen Vol.VIII #23 Pag.129 - DVM #43 Pag.310 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9124.g. Pag.278 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4142
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A147-15 - Arcadio (383 - 408 D.C.)54 viewsAE2 Maiorina 23 x 22 mm 5.1 gr.
Hijo mayor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias orientales.

Anv: "DN ARCADI - VS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, portando lanza y escudo, viendo a derecha. Sobre su cabeza una mano sostiene una corona de laureles.
Rev: "GLORIA RO - MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié de frente, viendo a izquierda, portando labarum (estandarte militar con signo Chi-Ro en su bandera) en mano derecha y descansando la izquierda en su escudo. A su izquierda un prisionero sentado a izquierda viendo a derecha. "SMHA" en exergo.

Acuñada 383 - 387 D.C.
Ceca: Heraclea (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.X (Heraclea) #12 Pag.195 - DVM #24 Pag.325 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9313.c. Pag.295 - Sabatier #29
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A147-17 - Arcadio (383 - 408 D.C.)67 viewsAE2 Maiorina pecunia 19 x 20 mm 5.6 gr.
Hijo mayor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias orientales.

Anv: "[DN ARCADI] - VS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de rosetones y perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella.
Rev: "GLORIA RO - MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié de frente, viendo a derecha, portando labarum (estandarte militar) en mano derecha y globo en izquierda. "ANTB" en exergo.

Acuñada 392 – 395 D.C.
Ceca: Antioquía – Hoy Antakya -Turquía (Off. 2da.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Antiochia) 68d Pag.294 - DVM #25 Pag.325 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9323.e. Pag.297
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AE assaria Andronicus II and Michael IX SB 244025 viewsObverse: Three quarter length of Andronicus II bearded on l., and of Michael IX, beardless on r., wearing stema, div and panelled loros of simplified type, between them labarum on long shaft. Both emperors in r. and l. hand respectively hold sc. cr.
Reverse: In Legend in four lines AVTO/KPATO/PECPW/MAIW
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1295-1320 CE
Sear 2440
20mm/ gm

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AE assarion Andronicus II and Michael IX41 viewsObverse: Andronicus l., and Michael r., holding labarum between them.
Reverse: KVPIE CWCON TUCBCIAEIC around bust of Christ
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1295-1320 CE
Sear 2436
12/16mm 1.00 gm
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AE billion trachy John Ducas-Vatatzes III type G48 viewsObverse: The virgin enthroned
Reverse: John stg., holding labarum-headed sceotre and globus
Mint: Magnesia
Date: 1222-1254 CE
Sear 2095 H 33.7-8, DO IV pl XXXIII 41.
22mm 2.70 gm
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AE billion trachy John III SB 2102 type N108 viewsObverse: hP- theta V barred, Three quarter length figure of virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; star to lower left and right in field.
Reverse: IW, full-length figure of emperor on l., and St. Theodore bearded and nimbate, holding between them sheathed sword, point downward, resting on shield. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds labarum -headed scepter in r. hand. Saint wears short military tunic and breast plate, holds spear in l. hand.
Mint: Magnesia
Sear 2102, DOC
25mm, 3.02g
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AE follis Romanus I, SB 176038 viewsObverse: bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
26mm, 5.31g
SB 1760, DO 25
DHC
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AE follis Romanus I, SB 176042 viewsObverse: bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
25mm, 3.48g
SB 1760, DO 25
DHC
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AE follis Romanus I, SB 176027 viewsObverse: bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
21mm, 4.82g
SB 1760, DO 25
DHC
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AE follis Romanus I, SB 176035 viewsObverse: bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
25mm, 5.13g
SB 1760, DO 25
DHC
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AE follis Theophilus SB 166715 viewsObv: Theta,EOFIL' bASIL', three quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holds labarum in r. hand and gl. cuir. in l.
Rev: +thetaEO/FILE AVG/OVSTE SV/NICAS four lines
Mint: Constantinople
Date:829-842 CE
25mm, 6.23g
SB 1667
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AE half Tetarteron John II SB 195429 viewsObverse" Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing numbus cr. pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in l., IC to r, XC
Reverse: +IW AECIIOT or similar bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chlamys holding labarum.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1118 -1143 CE
Sear 1954 H 11.13-14
17mm 2.06 gm
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AE half Tetarteron John II SB 195416 viewsObverse" Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing numbus cr. pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in l., IC to r, XC
Reverse: +IW AECIIOT or similar bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chlamys holding labarum.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1118 -1143 CE
Sear 1954 H 11.13-14
16mm 2.14 gm
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AE half Tetarteron John II SB 19549 viewsObverse" Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing numbus cr. pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in l., IC to r, XC
Reverse: +IW AECIIOT or similar bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chlamys holding labarum.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1118 -1143 CE
Sear 1954 H 11.13-14
14mm 21.84 gm
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AE half Tetarteron John II SB 195516 viewsObverse: Faing bust of St Demetrius, beardless, wearing nimbus and military attire and holding sword and shield. to l.
Reverse: +IW AEC or similar, bust facing wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and gl cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1181-1143 CE
Sear 1955 H 11.13-14
13mm 2.00
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AE small trachy Manuel Comnenus-Ducas SB 218443 viewsObverse: Bust of St. Demetrius
Reverse: Manuel l., and Archangel Michael r. stg. holding labarum between them
Mint: Thessalonia
Date: 1230-1237 CE
Sear 2184 Num Chron 1978, p 111,333-4
13mm .73gm
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AE tetarteron Alexios I SB 192023 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus
Reverse: +AAE AEC or similar , bust facing wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and gl, cr,
Mint: Constantinople
Date: Post reform 1092-1118 CE
Sear 1920 H pl 7.10-11
16mm 1.74gn
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AE tetarteron Alexios I SB 193216 viewsObverse: Patriarchal cross on two steps; in field A-Delta/K-theta.
Reverse: Bust facing earing cown and loros, holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: post reform 1092-1118 CE
Sear 1932 H 8.13-15
14mm 1.81gm
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AE Tetarteron Andronicus Comnenus SB 198748 viewsObverse: Facing bust of the Virgan orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorim: on her breast, nimbate hd. of the infant Christ facing to l. MP OV barred over shoulders
Reverse: ANAPONIKOC or similar, half length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown, scaramangion and sagion, holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1987 H.19.2
20mm 3.64gm
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AE Tetarteron Andronicus Comnenus SB 198724 viewsObverse: Facing bust of the Virgan orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorim: on her breast, nimbate hd. of the infant Christ facing to l. MP OV barred over shoulders
Reverse: ANAPONIKOC or similar, half length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown, scaramangion and sagion, holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1987 H.19.2
29mm 2.73gm
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AE Tetarteron Manuel I first coinage SB196611 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium scroll i left hand
Reverse: MAN(monagram)HAAECII or similar bust facing beardless wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1967 H 17.5-6
18mm 2.04gm
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AE trachy (cut) Andronicus Palaeologus II SB 238441 viewsObverse: Winged patriarchal cross
Reverse: Andronicus stg. holding akakia and labarum
Mint: Thessalonica
Date 1282-1328 CE
Sear 2384 Gr 1446
19mm 0.83 gm
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AE trachy Andronicus Palaeologus II SB 238410 viewsObverse: Winged patriarchal cross with wing to right LArge reverse B in left field
Reverse: Andronicus standing holding akakia star above in rt hand labarum in left
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1282-1328 CE
Sear 2384 Gr. 1446
11/20 mm 1.08 gm
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AE trachy Michael VIII Palaeologus SB 226116 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ
Reverse: Michael L., and Archangel Michael r., stg holding labarum between them
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1261-1282 CE
Sear 1261 Gr 1341
20mm 1.97 gm
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AE trachy Michael VIII Palaeologus SB 230815 viewsObverse: Large cross
Reverse: Half length of Michael holding large fleur-de-lis and labarum
Mint: Thessalonica
Date:1261-1282 CE
17/14mm 1.19gm
Sear 2308
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Ae3 Theodosius I18 viewsAe3 Théodose Ier A/ D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG, buste diadémé (perles), drapé et cuirassé à droite, R/ SPES REI-PVBLICAE, empereur debout, tête a droite, tenant le labarum dans la main droite et un globe dans la main gauche, un captif a genou à gauche, RP à l’exergue – Rome– 388/394 - RIC 63 b (R4)

http://www.nummus-bible-database.com/monnaie-21255.htm
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ALEXIUS AE Tetarteron S-1920276 viewsBust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium and holding book of gospels in left. Rev Bust facing wearing crown and loros and holding labarum an gl cr. Brillant obverse, shows how nice these coins can be. The rev is being cleaned of verdige leaving a fine image in view. 17mm DOC 33 EF/TBDSimon
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ALEXIUS AE Half Tetarteron S-1934 DOC 44181 viewsFacing bust of the virgin NOT orans. Nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium. Rev Bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chalmys and holding labarum. 16mm S-1934 Thessalonica aFine

Coin has been regularly seen on the market for the past two years, it is still rare but no longer extemely rare as in the Sear catalog.The key to this coin is the Virgin is not orans.
Simon
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ALEXIUS I BILLION Trachy S-1936v DOC 31b350 viewsObv: + KE RO AAEZIW - Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels in left hand, 'IC' in left field, 'XC' in right field Rev. Alexius standing facing, wearing corwn and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger 3.46g 23.8mm

Very Rare coin minted in Philippopolis , smaller in size and a much higher grade of billion. Coin is noted in DOC but not in their collection.
Simon
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ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron263 viewsBust of Christ facing nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; in l. book of gospels. IC to XC Rev. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. gl. cr. Note NO dots in cross Constantinople mint DOC33

several fully silvered coins of this type have been found recently
Simon
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ALEXIUS I Lead Tetarteron "Coronation Series" S-NL DOC37294 viewsFull Length figures of John II and of St. Demetrius holding between them a labarum on a long shaft. Emperor weras Stemma, divitision , collar piece and Jewelled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic, Breast plate and Saigon. Rev Full length figures of Alexius l. on l. and of Irene holding between them cross on shaft. 20mm Very Good. Thessalonica Mint. DOC 37 The first tetarteron after coin reforms.

This coin is made of lead and it has been recently determined to be the first tetarteron.
Simon
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ALEXIUS I Lead Tetarteron "Coronation Series" S-NL DOC37206 viewsFull Length figures of John II and of St. Demetrius holding between them a labarum on a long shaft. Emperor weras Stemma, divitision , collar piece and Jewelled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic, Breast plate and Saigon. Rev Full length figures of Alexius l. on l. and of Irene holding between them cross on shaft. 17mm Fine with gash and slight bend. Thessalonica Mint. DOC 37 The first tetarteron after coin reforms.

This coin is made of lead and it has been recently determined to be the first tetarteron
Simon
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Alexius I, SBCV 192912 viewsBust of Christ facing, holding Book of Gospels, IC XC to fields at sides
AΛE ΔEC
Crowned bust of Alexius, facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Constantinople
AE tetarteron, 18mm, 2.57g
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Alexius I. - Tetarteron, Thessaloniki - Sb. 193216 viewsAlexius I. (1081-1118)

Tetarteron, Thessaloniki.

Av:
Half-figure of Alexius I. facing, wears Loros and crown, holding Labarum in the right and a globe cruciger in the left.

Rv:
Patriarchal cross on 2 steps between "A - Delta" / "K - Phi"

14 mm.

Sear 1932

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Alexius III22 views
Obv: Christ nimbate, bust facing, holding scroll.
Rev: Alexius (on left) crowned, wearing loros, and holding labarum. Saint Constantine (right) nimbate and bearded, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe between them.


sb 2011,12, or 13
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ALEXIUS III AE Tetarteron S-2015 DOC7275 viewsFacing bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate wearing cuirass and saigon and holding spear and hilt of sword. Rev Alexius stg facing wearing crown divitision and chalmys and holding labarum and gl. cr. Thessalonica mint. 17mm DOC7

Alexius III tetartera are scarce due to debasement of his coinage. The trachea of his regin basicly replaced tetartera. His coins are also easily confused with the more abundant tetartera of John III of Nicaea.
Simon
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Alexius III AE Trachy S-2011 DOC 3 Var B (b)291 viewsBeardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand. Pellet s in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of Emperor on l. and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between then Globus crucgier. Emperor and Saint wear stemma,divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum headed scepter. 25mm clipped?

Many varietys of this coin are listed in DOC, the types are broken down by emperor's loros design and the Gl Cr. drape design. Also the number of jewels on his collar piece. Sear breaks his numbers by legend ( 3 types) but DOC shows many diffrent legends.
Simon
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Alexius III AE Trachy S-2011 DOC 3279 viewsBeardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand. Pellet s in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of Emperor on l. and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between then Globus crucgier. Emperor and Saint wear stemma,divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum headed scepter.

Many varietys of this coin are listed in DOC, the types are broken down by emperor's loros design and the Gl Cr. drape design. Also the number of jewels on his collar piece. Sear breaks his numbers by legend ( 3 types) but DOC shows many diffrent legends.
Simon
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Alexius III AE Trachy S-2012 DOC 3 Var A262 viewsBeardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand. Pellet s in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of Emperor on l. and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between then Globus crucgier. Emperor and Saint wear stemma,divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum headed scepter. 28/33 mm

Interesting series, DOC lists 9 var of this coin,
Simon
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Alexius III angelus-Comnenus. 1195-1203 AD. AE Trachy. Constantinople32 views Obv. IC-XC to left and right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, right hand raised, holding scroll in left
Rev. Alexius, crowned, and St Constantine, nimbate, Alexius with five jeweled diagonal cross waist piece, each wearing three jeweled loros between six jeweled collar and waist piece , both standing facing, each holding a labarum and the two holding a cross on globe between them
Skyler
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Alexius III Billion Tetarteron S-2014 DOC 4218 viewsBust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned to r. Manus Dei in upper right field. REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type;holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. gl. cr. ( 1195-1197 A.D.) Constantinople mint. 18/20mm Very Fine/aVery Fine

Interesting coin because it was the last of the billion tetartera , the billion series was retired due to inflation. Hendy has dated this coin early in his reign partially because of the legend of the DOC example. However, this coin contridicts that, here the legend is not abreviated but has the complete family name as does the example in coin archives. I still believe that these coins were minted early on in the Alexius IIIrd sole reign.This example is the nicest of the other examples I have seen on the web and in DOC
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ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.154 viewsOBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

REV Full length figures of Alexius on l. and of Irene, holding between them cross on long shaft. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.

Size 16.59mm

Weight 4.4 gm

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 6 examples with weights running from3.33 gm to 6.16 gm and sizes from 17mm to 19mm
Simon
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ALEXIUS Tetarteron DOC 39 S-1930146 viewsBust of Virgin nimbate, ORANS wearing tunic and maphorion.

Rev Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlmys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. gl cr. 19mm Thessalonica mint.

I personally believe this coin to be a product of a uncetain mint, I find it hard to believe Thessalonica would issue such a crude issue.
Simon
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ALEXIUS Tetarteron DOC 39 S-1930167 viewsBust of Virgin nimbate, ORANS wearing tunic and maphorion.

Rev Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlmys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. gl cr. 20mm Thessalonica mint.

Wroth in BMC mentions Alexius tetartera in the collection as being overstruck on top of earlier issues, this is one of the few that I have seen that was overstruck, I beleive these coins were made when a shortage of the new denomination occured. This is the second coin in the collection that is thin and overstruck
Simon
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ALEXIUS Tetarteron S-1933 DOC43199 viewsFull Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.
REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr. 21/17mm

DOC lists this coin as rare in collections, it's crude style also attributes it to a uncertain mint. I aquired another example of the coin in the same week I got this one. That example is not crude but much more defined. Sear and DOC differ on the rairity of this issue but I found it was a very difficult coin to find.additional note this coin was found in Cyprus.
Simon
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ANDRONICUS AE Tetarteron S-1987 DOC 6218 viewsFacing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; on her breast nimbate head of the infant Christ; to l MP to R. OV Rev. Half length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown , scaramangion and saigon and holding labarum and gl. cr. Thessalonica Mint, 21mm a Very Fine, really attractive coin.
DOC 6
Simon
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Andronicus AE Trachy S-1985 DOC 30 var B247 viewsFull length figure of Virgin nimbate. Wearing tunic ans maphorion standing on gias holding nimbate Christ at breast.

REV Full lenghth figure of emperor on l. being crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma , divitision collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type holds in r. hand labarum headed sceptre and in l. Gl Cr. Christ wears tunic and kolobion holds gospels in l. hand. Var B Three jewels between colar piece and waist. 30mm
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Andronicus AE Trachy SBVC-1985 DOC 30 16 views
Full length figure of Virgin nimbate. Wearing tunic ans maphorion standing on gias holding nimbate Christ at breast.

REV Full lenghth figure of emperor on l. being crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma , divitision collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type holds in r. hand labarum headed sceptre and in l. Gl Cr. Christ wears tunic and kolobion holds gospels in l. hand. Var B Three jewels between colar piece and waist
Simon
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ANDRONICUS I AE 1/2 Tetarteron S-1989 DOC 8180 viewsFacing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; on her breast nimbate head of the infant Christ; to l MP to R. OV Rev. Half length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown , scaramangion and saigon and holding labarum and gl. cr. Uncertain Greek Mint. 18mm Very Fine .

Excellent example because of the large flan, I consider this coin to be extremly rare. DOC 8
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ANDRONICUS I AE 1/2 Tetarteron S-1989 DOC 8164 viewsFacing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; on her breast nimbate head of the infant Christ; to l MP to R. OV Rev. Half length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown , scaramangion and saigon and holding labarum and gl. cr. Uncertain Greek Mint 15mm

Not as nice as my other example but an extremely rare coin, this is only the second one ( mine being the other.) I have seen besides the one pictured in DOC.
Simon
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ANDRONICUS I AE Tetarteron S-1986 DOC 5179 viewsFacing bust of the Virgin , nimbate hd. of the infant Christ facing. to l. MP to r. OV Rev Full length figure of Emperor on l. crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma , divitision and chalmys; holds in r hand labarum on a long shaft and in l anexikia Christ wearing tunic and kolobion holds gospel in l. hand. Constantinople mint 20mm Very Fine DOC51 commentsSimon
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ANDRONICUS I AE Tetarteron S-1987 DOC6174 viewsFacing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; on her breast nimbate head of the infant Christ; to l MP to R. OV Rev. Half length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown , scaramangion and saigon and holding labarum and gl. cr. Thessalonica Mint, 20mm Very Fine nice details. DOC6 Simon
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Andronicus I Comnenus (1183 - 1185 A.D.)36 viewsBillon Trachy
O: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
R: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels.
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Andronicus I, SBCV 198715 viewsANΔPO NIKOS
AE Tetarteron
No legend - Facing bust of Virgin Orans with infant christ on breast MP / ӨV
Half length figure of Andronicus with forked beard, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Thessalonica mint, 24mm, 3.62g
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Andronicus_I,_SBCV_1987.JPG
Andronicus I, SBCV 198736 viewsANΔPO NIKOS
AE Tetarteron
No legend - Facing bust of Virgin Orans with infant christ on breast MP / ӨV
Half length figure of Andronicus with forked beard, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Thessalonica mint, 22mm, 5.08g
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Andronicus_II_and_Michael_IX_SBCV_2402_DOC.JPG
Andronicus II and Michael IX, SBCV 2402, DOC Cl. VII21 viewsBOHΘEI K[VPIE]
Christ seated on backless throne, hand raised in benediction, IC XC about nimbate head
POMAION [AVTOKPATOIE]
Andronicus and Michael holding labarum between
AR basilicon, 21mm, 2.13g

Specimen is weakly struck
novacystis
Andronicus2_SBCV2383.jpg
Andronicus II, SBCV 238313 viewsWing with Patriarchal Cross
ANXΔ
Emperor standing, facing, holding haloed cross and labarum scepter
Thessalonica
AE trachy
21mm, 1.41g

Class XXXII
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Andronicus II, SBCV 2383, DOC Cl. XXXII (Thessalonica)15 viewsBrockage obverse
Facing figure of Emperor holding haloed cross and labarum, Paleologan monogram in upper left field
Thessalonica
AE trachy, 22mm, 1.58g
novacystis
Andronicus_II_SBCV_2435.JPG
Andronicus II, SBCV 243515 viewsHalf length figure of winged St. Michael with scepter and globus
Two emperors standing, holding labarum
Constantinople
AE trachy
16mm, 0.91g
novacystis
Andronicus2_SBCV2439.jpg
Andronicus II, SBCV 243914 viewsHalf length figure of winged St. Michael with scepter and globus
Two emperors standing, holding labarum
Constantinople
AE trachy
16mm, 0.91g
novacystis
Andronicus_II_SBCV_2440_DOC_Cl__XIII.JPG
Andronicus II, SBCV 2440, DOC Cl. XIII16 viewsANΔPO NIKOC
3/4 length figures of Andronicus II and Michael IX wearing chlamys and holding labarum between
AVTO / KPATO / PEC POM / AIΩN in four lines
AE Assarion, 22mm, 1.38g
novacystis
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Andronicus II, SBCV 24845 viewsNo legend
winged patriarchal Cross
3/4 length figure of emperor holding akakia an labarum, star in left field
AE trachy, heavily clipped
17mm, 0.50g
Thessalonica
novacystis
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AR Asper Manuel I Comnenus (1238-1263 CE) sb260142 viewsObverse: OA(gamma)I-EV(gamma)ENI, St Eugenius stg. holding long cross.
Reverse: MNA-OKH Manuel stg. holding labarum and akakia, MANUS DEI upper r.
Mint:Trebizond
Date: 1238-1263 CE
SB 2601
22mm, 2.82g
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Arcadius 18 viewsArcadius AE2
24 mm 5.93 gm
O: D N ARCADIVS P F AVGVSIVS
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VIRTVS E_XERCIT
Emperor standing right, labarum inscribed with labarum in right hand, globe in left, left foot on bound captive kneeling on ground to right and looking back Cross in left field CONSΓ in exergue
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Arcadius (Flavius Arcadius) (383-408 A.D.)12 viewsRIC IX Heraclea 24c

AE2, 22-25 mm

Heraclea mint, second officina, struck 383-388 A.D.

Obv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, pearl diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VIRTVS E-XERCITI, emperor standing right, holding labarum and globe, left foot on captive, [SMHB] or [•SMHB] in exergue.

RIC rarity c
Stkp
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Arcadius (RIC 45a, Coin #409)30 viewsRIC 45a (C), AE2, Thessalonica, 383 - 388 AD.
Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Holding spear and shield. Hand of God with wreath above.
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM (TES Gamma •) Emporer standing facing, holding labarum and leaning on shield, bound captive left.
Size: 23.7mm 6.32gm
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Arcadius - AE 24 viewsCyzicus
25.8.383 - 28.7.388 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Arcadius standing right, stepping on captive, holding labarum and globe
VIRTVS E_XERCITI
SMKΔ
RIC IX Cyzicus 25c
5,31 g 23,5-23 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Arcadius - AE 329 viewsConstantinople
395-401 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N ARCADI_VS P F AVG
Arcadius standing, facing, holding labarum and resting hand on shield; being crowned by Victory to right, holding palm
VIRTVS_EXERCITI
CONSA
RIC X 60
2,13 g 16,5-17,5 mm
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Arcadius - AE2 of Constantinople17 viewsD.N. ARCADIVS P.F. AVGVST[VS] ? (curious variety)
VIRTVS EXERCITI , Arcadius standing right, foot on captive, holding labarum and globe ; exergue : CONSΓ (Constantinople )
Ginolerhino
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Arcadius - AE2 of Heraclea15 viewsD.N. ARCADIVS P.F. AVG
GLORIA ROMANORVM , Arcadius standing facing, head right, holding labarum and globe ; exergue : SMHB (Heraclea)
Ginolerhino
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ARCADIUS AE2 - 383-388 AD42 viewsobv: DN ARCAD-IVS P F AVG (pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right holding spear & shield, hand of God holding wreath above)
rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM (emperor standing facing, head left, holding labarum in right hand and resting left hand on shield; on the left a captive is sitting to left with his head right; in left field, symbol P on its side); SMHB* in ex.
ref: RIC IX Heraclea 22
mint: Heraclea - SMHB
5.45gms, 23mm
berserker
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Arcadius AE2. 383-388 AD.16 viewsArcadius AE2. 383-388 AD. DN ARCADIVS P F AVGVSTVS, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS EXERCITI, Arcadius standing right, foot on captive, holding labarum and globe. Cross in left field. Mintmark CONSΓ. Britanikus
ARCADIUS-1.jpg
Arcadius RIC IX 38c85 viewsObv:DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM
emperor advancing right, seizing bound captive by the hair & carrying labarum
BSISC dot in ex.
18mm 2.6 gm
OWL365
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Arcadius RIC IX 88b37 viewsObv: DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA-ROMANORVM
emperor standing facing holding labarum in right hand and globe in left.
CONSr in ex.
22mm 5.1 gm
OWL365
Arcadi.jpg
Arcadius RIC IX Nicomedia 44c43 viewsobv. DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev. VIRTVSE - ECERCITI
emperror standing right, stepping om captive, holding labarum and globe
branch in field left
ex. SMN Gamma
mint Nicomedia
Holger G
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Arcadius, AE2, GLORIA ROMANORVM5 viewsAE2
Arcadius
Augustus: 383 - 408AD
Issued: May 15, 392 - January 17, 395AD
19.0mm
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Arcadius standing facing, holding labarum and globe.
Exergue: SMHA, below; (Star), right field.
Heraclea Mint
RIC IX, 27b.
Nicholas Z
Arcadius_RIC_27.JPG
Arcadius, RIC 2717 viewsDN ARCADIVS PF AVG
GLORIA ROMANORVM
AE2, 23mm, 4.70g
Pearl diademed, draped bust right
Emperor standing facing holding labarum and globe
SMNB in ex.
Nicomedia mint
novacystis
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Arcadius, RIC IX 45c, Aquileia26 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Bust: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Emperor advancing right holding labarum and dragging captive.
Exe: SMAQS
Date: 383-388 AD
Denom: Ae3
Rated "C"
Bluefish
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Asper60 viewsByzantine silver, Trebizond Empire, John II, 1280-1297 AD, AR Asper

Obverse: St. Eugenius stanidng holding long cross

Reverse: John standing holding labarum and akakia

Diameter approx 23.5 mm,


EMPIRE of TREBIZOND. John II. 1280-1297. AR Asper (2.75 g, 7h). Imitative issue. St. Eugenius, nimbate, standing facing, holding long cross with cross bar on shaft / John standing facing, holding lily-headed sceptre and globus cruciger. Cf. Retowski 16 (same obverse die); cf. SB 2609. Good VF, typical weak strike. ($200)

Retowski's aspers of his group B, section 1 have several anomalous features that set them apart from the normal series. On this one example, the cross held by St. Eugenius has a lower cross bar, not seen on any other example. Most of the Group B, 1 specimens have the saint's name ending in IOV, rather than the IOC or IO seen on standard varieties. On the reverse the emperor's cloak is shown as a single cross-hatched panel lacking the normal decorated chlamys end tied around his waist. In addition, on this unique example the emperor holds a lily-headed sceptre, rather than one with a labarum as on every other type. The lily sceptre does not appear elsewhere in the Trebizond series, but does occasionally show as an attribute in the Bulgarian royal series. See a bronze of Mitso Asen (1256-1263), Radishev p. 93. This coin, and others in group B, 1 are probably imitative issues copying Trebizond types, and may have been struck anywhere along the north shore of the Black Sea, where the Tartar Khanates ruled, occasionally holding the Bulgarian kings as their vassals.

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DOCXLVIII_124mm143g.jpg
Aspron Trachy Nomisma Constantine Asen (Tich) Type A.33 viewsObverse: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in L.
Reverse; Full length figure of Tsar, wearing stemma, divitision. paneled loros of traditional type and sagion, holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., globus.
Mint: Turnova
Date: 1257-77 CE
24mm, 1.43g
DO XLVIII 1, Type A.
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Aspron Trachy Nomisma Constantine Asen (Tich) Type A.29 viewsObverse: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in L.
Reverse; Full length figure of Tsar, wearing stemma, divitision. paneled loros of traditional type and sagion, holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., globus.
Mint: Turnova
Date: 1257-77 CE
25mm, 2.82g
DO XLVIII 1, Type A.
wileyc
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Aspron Trachy Nomisma Constantine Asen (Tich) Type A.25 viewsObverse: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in L.
Reverse; Full length figure of Tsar, wearing stemma, divitision. paneled loros of traditional type and sagion, holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., globus.
Mint: Turnova
Date: 1257-77 CE
25mm, 2.59g
DO XLVIII 1, Type A.
wileyc
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Aspron Trachy Nomisma Constantine Asen (Tich) Type B.23 viewsObverse: Large cross; stars and or pellets in interstices.
Reverse: Tsar seated on throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type: holds in r. hand labarum-scepter, and in L., anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper r. field.
Mint: Turnovo
Date 1257-77 CE
26mm 2.21 g
DO XLVIII 2, Type B
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Aspron Trachy Nomisma Constantine Asen (Tich) Type C.12 viewsObverse: Large cross; stars and or pellets in interstices.
Reverse: Tsar seated on throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type: holds in r. hand labarum-scepter, and in L., anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper r. field.
Mint: Turnovo
Date 1257-77 CE
25mm 2.09 g
DO XLVIII 3, Type C
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Procopius_37.jpg
B39 viewsProcopius AE 20

Attribution: RIC 17a, LRBC 2082, Constantinople
Date: AD 365-366
Obverse: DN PROCO-PIVS PF AVG, diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust l.
Reverse: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP, Procopius stg. facing, head r., holding labarum in r. hand, l. resting on shield set on ground, Chi-rho in upper r. field & unidentified object at l. foot, CONSA in exergue
Size: 21 mm
Weight: 2.66 grams

A native of Cilicia, Procopius was the first cousin of emperor Julian II. He was placed in charge of 30,000 troops to lead towards Armenia during the conflict with the Persians in AD 363. At the time of Julian II’s death, Jovian was elected emperor by the troops. Procopius, fearing for his life since he was a possible candidate to succeed Julian II, went into hiding. Historians agree that Procopius was suffering from starvation and completely ignorant of the current affairs of the empire when he resurfaced from hiding. By this time, Jovian was dead and Valentinian I and his brother Valens were co-emperors. Procopius quickly made his bid for the purple by bribing two legions at Constantinople and subsequently seizing the imperial capital. He declared himself emperor on September 28, AD 365, and went on to take control of the provinces of Thrace and Bithynia. Valens met the usurper at the Battle of Thyatira and defeated him. Procopius fled the battle and was later betrayed by two of his own followers. Although these two men aided Valens in capturing Procopius, he had all three executed May 27, AD 366.
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B 033 Theophilus (830-842 A.D.), SB 1667, AE Follis, Constantinopolis, +ThEO/FILE AVG/OVStE SV/nICAS in four lines, #162 viewsB 033 Theophilus (830-842 A.D.), SB 1667, AE Follis, Constantinopolis, +ThEO/FILE AVG/OVStE SV/nICAS in four lines, #1
avers: ThEOFIL' bASIL', Crowned, three-quarter length figure of Theophilus facing, pellets on the crown, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.
reverse: +ThEO/FILE AVG/OVStE SV/nICAS in four lines.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 25-27,5mm, weight: 8,42g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 1667, p-320,
Q-001
quadrans
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B 033 Theophilus (830-842 A.D.), SB 1667, AE Follis, Constantinopolis, +ThEO/FILE AVG/OVStE SV/nICAS in four lines, #248 viewsB 033 Theophilus (830-842 A.D.), SB 1667, AE Follis, Constantinopolis, +ThEO/FILE AVG/OVStE SV/nICAS in four lines, #2
avers: ThEOFIL' bASIL', Crowned, three-quarter length figure of Theophilus facing, pellets on the crown, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.
reverse: +ThEO/FILE AVG/OVStE SV/nICAS in four lines.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 24,5-25,5mm, weight: 3,75g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 1667, p-320,
Q-002
quadrans
B_056_Michael_VII_(1071-1078_A_D_),_IC-XC_Christ-faceing_star-star_MIXAHL_RACIL_O_D_Michael_VII_facing_AE-Follis_SB_1880A__Sear-1880A_Q-001_6h_24-26,5mm_6,65g-s.jpg
B 056 Michael VII. (1071-1078 A.D.), SB 1880A, AE-Follis, Constantinople,137 viewsB 056 Michael VII. (1071-1078 A.D.), SB 1880A, AE-Follis, Constantinople,
avers: - IC-XC at top left and top right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, nimbate cross behind head, right hand raised, holding book of gospels in left hand, star to left, star to right.
reverse:- MIXAHL RACIL O D, bearded bust of Michael VII facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24-26mm,weight: 6,65g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinople, date: 1071-1078 A.D., ref: SB-1880A,
Q-001
quadrans
Nicephorus-III,Botaniates_1078-1081-AD-Electrum-histamenon(scyphate)_AU_SB-1881-p-372_Constantinopolis_Q-001_6h_27-33mm_4,27ga-s.jpg
B 057 Nicephorus III. Botaniates (1078-1081 A.D.), SB 1881, AU-Electrum-histamenon(scyphate), Constantinopolis,76 viewsB 057 Nicephorus III. Botaniates (1078-1081 A.D.), SB 1881, AU-Electrum-histamenon(scyphate), Constantinopolis,
avers: + NIKHF DEC TW ROTANIAT, Nicephorus standing facing on footstool, bearded, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with X on shaft and cross on globe; double border.
reverse: IC-XC to upper left and right, Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cross, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in left; double border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 27-33mm, weight: 4,27g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date:, ref: SB-1881, p-372,
Q-001
quadrans
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B 061 John II. Comnenus (1118-1143 A.D.), SB 1954var., AE-Half-Tetarteron, IC/XC//--, Thessalonica,314 viewsB 061 John II. Comnenus (1118-1143 A.D.), SB 1954var., AE-Half-Tetarteron, IC/XC//--, Thessalonica,
avers: Iω ΔECΠOT, Crowned bust of John facing, wearing jewelled chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe.
reverse: IC-XC, Christ nimbate, standing facing on footstool, wearing pallium and colobium, holding book of gospels, both hands at front.
exergue: IC/XC//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 1954var (position of Christ's hand), BMC 67-69.
Q-001
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B 062 Manuel I. Comnenus (1143-1180 A.D.), SB 1976, AE-Tetarteron, IC/XC//--, Thessalonica,298 viewsB 062 Manuel I. Comnenus (1143-1180 A.D.), SB 1976, AE-Tetarteron, IC/XC//--, Thessalonica,
avers: MANΥHΛ ΔECΠOTH, Manuel, crowned and wearing loros, bust facing, holding labarum and cross on globe.
reverse: Βarred IC - barred XC to left and right of cross with X at centre, on three steps.
exergue: IC/XC//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 1976, BMC 86-90,
Q-001
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B 062 Manuel I. Comnenus (1143-1180 A.D.), SB 1979, AE-Half-Tetarteron, Thessalonica, Monogram Sear 58 (Δ-M-K-ΠΛ), #182 viewsB 062 Manuel I. Comnenus (1143-1180 A.D.), SB 1979, AE-Half-Tetarteron, Thessalonica, Monogram Sear 58 (Δ-M-K-ΠΛ), #1
avers: No legend, crowned, unbearded bust of Manuel facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.
reverse: Monogram Sear 58 (Δ-M-K-ΠΛ clockwise from left at the ends of a cross) in large letters
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 16x16mm, weight: 2,65g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 1979, p-398,
Q-001
quadrans
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B 062 Manuel I. Comnenus (1143-1180 A.D.), SB 1979, AE-Half-Tetarteron, Thessalonica, Monogram Sear 58 (Δ-M-K-ΠΛ), #270 viewsB 062 Manuel I. Comnenus (1143-1180 A.D.), SB 1979, AE-Half-Tetarteron, Thessalonica, Monogram Sear 58 (Δ-M-K-ΠΛ), #2
avers: No legend, crowned, unbearded bust of Manuel facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.
reverse: Monogram Sear 58 (Δ-M-K-ΠΛ clockwise from left at the ends of a cross) in large letters
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 15,5x15,5mm, weight: 2,31g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 1979, p-398,
Q-002
quadrans
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B 070 John III. Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254 A.D.), SB 2116, AE-Half(?)-Tetarteron, Magnesia, Facing bust of St. George, 66 viewsB 070 John III. Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254 A.D.), SB 2116, AE-Half(?)-Tetarteron, Magnesia, Facing bust of St. George,
avers: IW ΔECΠO O ΔVKAC, Emperor standing facing, holding akakia and labarum.
reverse: Facing bust of St. George, holding spear and shield.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 1,81g, axis: 6h,
mint: Magnesia, EMPIRE OF NICAEA, date: A.D., ref: SB 2116, DOC IV 58.
Q-001
quadrans
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Barbaric Constans ?8 viewsObv:AVG
draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:emperor on galley right , holding labarum
17mm 1.7 gm
OWL365
Basil_I_and_Constantine_VII.jpg
Basil I and Constantine VII7 viewsBasil I & Constantine VII, 868 - 879 AD, 26mm, 4.5g, SB 1721, DOC 8, BMC 11-16, Ratto 1861
OBV: BASILOS S CONST AVGG, Crowned busts of Basil I wearing chlamys and with short beard on left,
Constantine VII wearing Chlamys, no beard, on right, holding labarum between them
REV: bASIL-S CONSTAN-TINOS EN QO-bASILEIS R-OMAION in five lines
SRukke
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Basil I and Constantine VII, AE Follis SB 171022 viewsObverse: bASILIO S CONST BASILIS (or ..CONSTAN..), Basil, crowned, bearded and wearing loros on left and Constantine (much shorter), crowned and wearing loros, on right, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them
Reverse: bASILIO-S CONSTAN-TINOS EN OO-bASILEIS R-OMAION in five lines (first line can be bASILO).
Date: 867-876 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1710, DOC 9A
26mm, 5.12g
wileyc
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Basil I and Constantine VII, AE Follis SB172120 viewsObverse: BASILIOS S CONST AVGG, crowned facing busts of Basil I, wearing chlamys and with short beard, on left and Constantine VII, wearing chlamys, no beard, on right, holding labarum between them.
Reverse: bASIL-S CONSTAN-TINOS EN QO-bASILEIS R-OMAION in five lines.
Date: 868-879 CE
Mint: unknown provincial mint
Sear 1721, DOC 18
29mm, 8.15g
wileyc
Constantius_fel_LR46.jpg
BCC LR4622 viewsLate Roman BCC Lr46
Constantius II 337-361CE
Obv:DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
Pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed
bust left, holding globe.
Rev:FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Emperor standing left, holding labarum
with cross on banner. Two bound captives
at foot. Star in field. In ex: SMKA
AE 21mm 4.56gm. Axis:180
possible reference: RIC VIII 84 Cyzicus
v-drome
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Billion aspron trachy Alexios I SB 191818 viewsObverse:(worn) Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium holding book of gospels in l., in field to l., IC to r, XC
Reverse: +AAEZIW AECIIT or similar, bust wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: post reform, 1092-1118 CE
Sear 1918 H pl 7.1
29mm 3.04gm
wileyc
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Billion aspron trachy Alexios I SB 191818 viewsObverse: +KE ROHQEI, IC-XC, bust of Christ facing, nimbate, holding book of Gospels
Reverse: ALE DEC, crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1081-1118 CE
30mm, 4.38g
SB 1919, H. pl 7.5-6
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Billion Aspron Trachy Andronicus I SB 198532 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
27mm 4.25gm
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Billion Aspron Trachy Andronicus I SB 198588 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
27mm 4.43 gm
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Billion Aspron Trachy Andronicus I SB 198555 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
29mm 3.00 gm
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Billion Aspron Trachy Andronicus I SB 198548 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
30mm 4.24 gm
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Billion trachea large Module Latin Rulers Type B SB 2056148 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel bearded (sic) and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in L. hand.
Reverse: Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and il l., gl. cr.
Mint:Thessalonica
Date: 1204-24 CE
Sear 2056
16/21mm 1.83 gm
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Billion trachea small module Latin rulers Type C SB 2047123 viewsObverse: MP_OV in upper fields, Virgan nimbate , wearing tunic and maphorian, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse: Emperor seated upon throne without back wearing stemma, divitision, collor peice and pameled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum headed sceptre and in l., anexikakia Manus Dei in upper r. field
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1204-61 CE
Sear 2047
17mm 1.46gm
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Billion Trachy Theodore I Commenus-Lascaris SB 2061 Type A45 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate enthroned without back, holding nimbate head of Christ on Her breast
Reverse: Theodore and St Theodore stg, facing holding patriarchal cross between them, Emperor on l., wears stemma, divitision, a collor piece and simple panelled loros, hold labarum in r. hand and saint wears a short military tunic and breast plate holds spear in left, resting over shoulder.
Mint: nicaea
Date: 1205-12? CE
Sear 2061 H 30.7-10
23mm 2.49gm
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Billion trachy John III Type V, SB 214434 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless, and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: Full length figure of emperor on l, and St. Tryphon, beardless and nimbate, holding between them long shaft at the head of which lys, and the base of which small globe. Emperor wears stemma, divitison, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds labarum on long shaft in r. hand. Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds scepter with triple heard in l. hand.
Mint:Magnesia
Date: 1221-1254 CE
Sear 2144 attributed originally to Theodore II (type D (12.1-6) now John III Type V; pls XXXVI and LIV).
25mm, 3.26
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Billion trachy Lg Module SB 203552 viewsObverse: IC XC in upper field. Full length figure of Christ, standing on dais bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion rt hand raised in benediction, holds gospels in left.
Reverse: Columnar legand IW/A/E/C/II to left, T/W/TIO/P/O/gamma, or variations to rt. Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, chiton, body armor with pteryges and mantle, holds in rt hand labarum on long shaft and in left globus crucifier.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1204-1261 CE
Sear 2035, CLBC 11.14.1, Hendy type O, Grierson 1255
20mm, .80


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Billion trachy lg module Hendy Type B (of Thessalonica) SB 205665 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel , bearded nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion holds scroll in l.
Reverse: Emperor stg. wearing divitision and chlamys holds labarum in r. gl. cr. in l.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1204-1224 Attributed to Boniface de Montferrat )1204-07) or Demetrius de Montferrat bu Malloy et al
Sear 2056 Hendy type B 28.5-8
26mm 2.06gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type 0 SB 203573 viewsObverse: Christ stg on dias fr. hand raised in benediction
Reverse: Emperor wearing stemma, short military tunic, breastplate, sagion holding labarum in r. and gl cr. in l.
Mint: Constantinople
Date:1230- 1260 CE
Sear 2035 Hendy type O attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
18mm .51gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type G SB 202765 viewsObverse:MP-OV barred upper fields. Virgin nimbate, seated on throne with back, holds beardless nimbate of Christ on breast.
Reverse: MANOVH delta, ECN? Full length figure of emperor on l., and beardless, nimbate military saint between them a labarum on a long shaft. Emp wears stemma, div, and chlamys; r. hand sc. cr. Saint wears short miltary tunic and sagion; l. hand jewelled sc.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1219-28 mostly Robert de Courtenai
15mm
Sear 2027, Hendy type G
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Billion trachy small module Type G SB 205041 viewsObverse: Virgin enthroned holding nimbate head of Christ on Her breast
Reverse: Theodore and St Theodore stg, facing holding patriarchal cross between them, Emperor on l., wears stemma, divitision, a collor piece and simple panelled loros, hold labarum in r. hand and saint wears a short militar tunic and breast plate holds spear in left, resting over shoulder.
As Theodore I Lascaris of Nicaea (1208-22) first billion coinage
Mint: uncertain
Date 1204-?
sear 2050 H. 29 19-20 Type G
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Billion trachy small module Type G SB 205049 viewsObverse: Virgin enthroned holding nimbate head of Christ on Her breast
Reverse: Theodore and St Theodore stg, facing holding patriarchal cross between them, Emperor on l., wears stemma, divitision, a collor piece and simple panelled loros, hold labarum in r. hand and saint wears a short militar tunic and breast plate holds spear in left, resting over shoulder.
As Theodore I Lascaris of Nicaea (1208-22) first billion coinage
Mint: uncertain
Date 1204-?
sear 2050 H. 29 19-20 Type G
20/16 1gm
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Billion trachy small module, sb 204757 viewsObverse: MP_OV in upper fields, Virgan nimbate , wearing tunic and maphorian, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse: Emperor seated upon throne without back wearing stemma, divitision, collor peice and pameled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum headed sceptre and in l., anexikakia Manus Dei in upper r. field
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1204-61 CE
Sear 2047
14mm 1.06gm
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Billion Trachy Theodore I Commenus- Lascaria SB 2067 (clipped) 22 viewsObverse: IC XC barred, in field, Full length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and holding kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand
Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and St. Theodore bearded and nimbate, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divistsion, collar-peice and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand anexikakia, sword hangs point downward to l. of waist. Saint Theodore wears a short military tunic and breastplate; holds spear in l. hnad, resting over shoulder, sword hangs point downward to r. of waist.
Mint: Magnesia
Date: 1208-1222 CE
Sear 2067, DOC 7, type C
17/24mm, 1.34 gm
Notes: though currently (2010) attributed to Theodore I at this time Hendy in DOC comments that this coin might well be of John III
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Billion Trachy, Theodore I type E, SB 2069/ John II per Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue (DOC IV)32 viewsObverse: IC XC O EMMANOHA in two columnar groups. Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds scroll in l. hand. five dots in each limb of nimbus cross.
Reverse: Full length figure of emperor on l., and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them shaft, at head of which a star, and at base of which a kite shaped shield. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. and labarum headed scepter. Saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds spear in l. hand, resting over shoulder.
Mint: Magnesia
Date: 1222-1254 CE
SB 2069
28mm, 2.88g
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BULGARIA Second Empire Konstantin I Asen. 1257–127710 views
Æ Trachy, Tarnovo mint.
Av: Large cross; traces of IC XC in upper quarters, stars in lower quarters

Rv: Konstantin I enthroned facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; manus Dei to upper right.

Rare 1,92 gr 25,5 mm

Dochev, Katalog 0630; Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.4.8; Youroukova & Penchev 41.
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Bulgaria, Imitative of Alexis III, Billon Aspron Trachy, Hendy type C22 viewsBulgaria, Imitative of Alexis III, Billon Aspron Trachy, c. 1204 - 1220 A.D. Bronze aspron trachy nomisma, Hendy, p. 218, Type C, pl. 25, 2(B) (imitative of SBCV 2012 of Alexis III, 1195 - 1203 A.D.), VF, 2.419g, 28.5mm, 180o, obverse + KERO H“Q”EI (or similar), beardless nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and colobion, scroll in left, IC - XC across fields; reverse “LLESI”W“ DE”C“P Q T”W“ KOMNHN”W (or similar), emperor, on left, and St. Constantine, nimbate on right, standing facing, each holds a labarum headed scepter and they hold a globus cruciger between them. Greek magnates in Thrace probably issued the earliest 'Bulgarian' imitative types in the years immediately following the fall of Constantinople to finance their military operations against the crusaders in northern Greece. When the Bulgarians gained control of Thrace they continued production until sometime between 1215 and 1220, with issues becoming increasingly crude and smaller. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Æ Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.3-6, Youroukova & Penchev-39)39 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; IC XC/+ + across field
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Konstantin I, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Æ Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.3-6, Youroukova & Penchev-39)22 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in left; ✝ on either side of Christ
Rev: Full-length figure of tsar, wearing stemma, divitision, paneled loros of traditional type, and sagion(?); holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Æ Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.3-6; Youroukova & Penchev-39; DOC-1)42 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in left; ✝ on either side of Christ
Rev: КО/СТ/ АΔ /N Ц А/С/Ѣ/N in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of tsar, wearing stemma, divitision, paneled loros of traditional type, and sagion(?); holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Æ Trachy, Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.3-6; Youroukova & Penchev-39; DOC-1)25 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in left; ✝ on either side of Christ
Rev: Full-length figure of tsar, wearing stemma, divitision, paneled loros of traditional type, and sagion(?); holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257-1277) Æ Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.8-9; Youroukova & Penchev 41)15 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Large cross; stars in lower quarters
Rev: КО/СТ/ АN/Δ - Ц А/С/Ѣ/N in two columnar groups; Konstantin seated facing on throne, holding labarum and globus cruciger; manus Dei to upper right
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257–1277) Æ Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Youroukova & Penchev-38)42 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; IC XC/+ + across field
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Konstantin I, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257–1277) Æ Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Youroukova & Penchev-38)39 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; IC XC/+ + across field
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Konstantin I, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Bulgaria: Konstantin I Asen (1257–1277) Æ Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Youroukova & Penchev-44)27 viewsObv: Facing bust of Theotokos Hagiosoritissa, orans; stars below bust
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Konstantin I, holding labarum and akakia; stars around
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Bulgarian imitative of SBCV 2012 of Alexis III17 viewsBulgarian, Imitative of Alexis III, c. 1204 - 1220 A.D. Bronze trachy, Hendy, p. 218, Type C, pl. 25, 2(B) (imitative of SBCV 2012 of Alexis III, 1195 - 1203 A.D. ), 2.265g, 29.0mm, 180o, obverse + “Κε”R“Ο ΗΘεΙ”, IC - XC, beardless nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and colobion, raising right in benediction, scroll in left; reverse “ΛΛΕΣΙ”W“ ΔΕ”C“Π Θ Τ”W“ ΚΟΜΝΗΝ”W (or similar), emperor, on left, and St. Constantine, nimbate on right, standing facing, each holds a labarum headed scepter and they hold a globus cruciger between them. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - CONSTANTINE X108 viewsConstantine X, AE Follis, 1059-1067, Constantinople
+EMMA_NOVHA - Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus and holding the book of Gospels, IC XC across fields .
EVDKARO +KWNTAK - On left, Eudocia standing facing, wearing modified loros with kite-shaped lower panel and crown with cross and pendilia; on right, Constantine standing facing, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia, both holding labarum with cross-piece on shaft between them, standing on base and three steps, and each places one hand on heart. 25mm x 29mm, 5.18g. SB 1853. Grade: aF, rough.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constantine X47 viewsConstantine X (1059-1067) and Eudocia AE follis Obv.: Christ standing facing on a footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels with both hands. Monograms. Rev.: Constantine X and Eudocia standing facing and holding labarum between them. Legend in Greek. Ref.: D. Sear, Byzantine coins and their values. p. 363, 1853, 6.44 g.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - JOHN II, COMENUS44 viewsBronze half tetarteron, S 1954, F, 1.869g, 16.5mm, 180o, Thessalonica mint, obverse Christ standing facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels in left hand, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + Iw DeCPOT (or similar), bust of John facing, wearing crown and jeweled chlamys, labarum in right, globus cruciger in leftdpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule58 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Onb.: The Virgin enthroned. Rev.: Emperor standing holding labarum. Sear #2044.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule57 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Onb.: The Virgin enthroned. Rev.: Emperor standing holding labarum. Sear #2044.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MANUEL I51 viewsBronze tetarteron, S 1980, uncertain mint, obverse to left Q / G / e , to right W / GI / O / C (or similar), bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion and holding spear and shield; reverse MANMHL DeCPOT (or similar), Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and globus cruciger;dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MANUEL I52 viewsBronze tetarteron, S 1980, uncertain mint, obverse to left Q / G / e , to right W / GI / O / C (or similar), bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion and holding spear and shield; reverse MANMHL DeCPOT (or similar), Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and globus cruciger;dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MANUEL I108 viewsManuel I 1143-1180AD Billon trachy "Mother Deum" Billon trachy, 3.68 g., 30 mm. Obv.: The Virgin enthroned. Nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium. Rev.: Manuel standing facing, wearing crown, holding labarum and globe surmounted by Patriarchal cross. Ref.: D. Sear. Byzantine coins and their values, p. 396, 1964 dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Michael VII Ducas30 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Michael VII Ducas (24 October 1071 - 24 March 1078 A.D.) Bronze follis, DOC III, part 2, 14a; SBCV 1878, F, Constantinople mint, weight 9.322g, maximum diameter 28.6mm, die axis 180o, obverse IC - XC (above arms of cross), bust of Christ facing, cross behind head, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, Gospels in left, large star right and left; reverse + MIXAHΛ RACIΛ O ∆, bearded bust of Michael VII facing wearing crown and loros, labarum in right, globus cruciger in left; nice highlighting desert patina, nice for the type without the usual strong undertype effects. Bought at FORVM ANCIENT COINS.dpaul7
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Byzantine Empire, Alexios III Angelos, 1195-12037 viewsBillon Trachy, 2.1g, 30mm, 6h; IC-XC to left and right of Christ, nimbate, bust facing, right hand raised, holding scroll in left.
Obv.: ALEZIOC DECP O KWNTANTI, Alexios, crowned, wearing loros, on left, holding labarum; St. Constantine, nimbate, wearing loros, bearded, on right, holding labarum and holding cross on globe between them.
Reference: Sear Byzantine 2011
Notes: Baltimore Expo, 11/6/15, rp
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Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, AE Tetarteron.7 viewsThessalonica 1143-1180 A.D. 4.00g - 20.4mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: Γ / E-WP / ΓI / OC - Facing bust of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield.

Rev: MANOVH-Λ ΔECΠOT - Crowned bust of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.

SB 1975; BMC 75-77.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE. Andronicus II and Michael IX, AD 1295-132010 viewsAR Basilikon, 22mm, 2.1g, 6h; Mint of Constantinople.
Obv.: IC XC KVREI BOHΘH, Christ enthroned, right hand raised in benediction, large dot either side.
Rev.: ΑVΤΩΚΡΑΤΟ - PΕC PWΜΑION; Andronicus standing left and Michael standing right; holding between them a labarum.
Reference: DOC V part 1.Class VIII.(f) 528-534
From the H8Modern Collection / 17-142-115
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118 CE) AR Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1907; DOC 9) 19 viewsObv: Christ enthroned facing, holding Gospels; across field, barred IC XC
Rev: Crowned bust of Alexius I facing, weaing loros, holding labarum and akakia; in left and right fields, star

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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) AR Histamenon nomisma, Thessalonica (Sear-1904; DOC VI-4)53 viewsObv: +KЄ B Θ AΛЄZ. IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in left hand
Rev: DIMITI, DECPOTHT, Full-length figure of emperor facing, on right, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, facing to right and handing to emperor labarum on long shaft standing on globule
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Pb Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1934L1; DOC Pb.37; Grierson 1035)29 viewsObv: Standing facing figures of John II, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros, and St. Demetrius, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion, holding swords and between them, labarum on long shaft.
Rev: Alexius and Irene standing facing, both wearing crown, stemma, divitision and loros and holding between them cross on long shaft
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-1909; DOC 18)27 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, with medallion of Christ on chest
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-1909; DOC 18)53 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, with medallion of Christ on chest
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)28 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)8 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)11 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint (Sear-1933; DOC 43)34 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator standing facing
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195-1203) BI Aspron Trachy Nomisma, Constantinople (Sear-2011; DOC 3a)49 viewsObv: Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand. Pellet, or pellets, normally in each limb of nimbus cross. IC XC in field
Rev: Full-length figure of Alexius on left and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them globus cruciger. Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum-headed scepter.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195-1203) BI Aspron Trachy Nomisma, Constantinople (Sear-2011; DOC 3a)36 viewsObv: Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand. Pellet, or pellets, normally in each limb of nimbus cross. IC XC in field
Rev: Full-length figure of Alexius on left and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them globus cruciger. Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum-headed scepter.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1197-1203) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear 2015; DOC 5a)30 viewsObv: Θ/ΓЄ/ШP ΓI/OC; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in right hand, resting on left shoulder, and in left, hilt of sword
Rev: ΑΛЄΞΙΟC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft, and in left globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)45 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)58 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)25 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Comnenus (1183-1185) Æ Half Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint (Sear-1989; DOC-8)32 viewsObv: Half-length bust of the Virgin Mary facing, orans; medallion with bust of Christ on her chest
Rev: Half-length figure of Andronicus facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Comnenus (1183-1185) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear 1987; DOC IV, 6)24 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: ANΔPO-NIKOC; Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and saigon; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Comnenus (1183-1185) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear 1987; DOC IV, 6)19 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: ANΔPO-NIKOC; Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and saigon; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
Dim: 21 mm; 4.76 g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2438; DOC V, 686-89; LPC 90.39; PCPC 171; Lianta 798)8 viewsObv: O/AΓ/IOC/AN to left, Δ/PO/NI/KO/C to right, or similar; Half-length figure of St. Andronicus, beardless and nimbate, wearing episcopal vestments; right hand holds small cross before him
Rev: AVTOKPATOPЄC - POMAIШN; Full-length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left, and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros
of simplified type; between them labarum on long shaft. Both emperors place free hands upon chest
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2354; DOC 591-92; LPC 56.31; PCPC 122)15 viewsObv: Palaeologan monogram in elaborate quatrefoil
Rev: Emperor standing facing, holding labarum-scepter and globe surmounted by ∴ with Manus Dei in upper right field; to left, A/NΔ/PON/IKOC
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2370; DOC 849)16 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length figure of St. Demetrius facing, holding sword; retrograde B to left
Rev: Winged and crowned facing half-length figure of Andronicus, holding model of city and labarum
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2383; LPC 218.22; PCPC 243; Lianta 683-685)13 viewsObv: Wing to right holding to left, large patriarchal cross; large to left ᗺ
Rev: ANXΔ on right; half-length figure of bearded emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in right hand haloed cross, and in left hand, labarum-headed scepter; Palaeologan monogram in upper left field
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2448; DOC V.700; PCPC 180; LPC 98.49; Lianta 803)14 viewsObv: Long Cross pattee, small X at intersection, B B in upper and lower quarters
Rev: +AVTOKPATOPЄCPOMAIШN forming outer circle of legend; Three-quarter-length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left, and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma; between them labarum on long shaft; Both emperors place free hand upon chest

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2448; DOC V.700; PCPC 180; LPC 98.49; Lianta 803)8 viewsObv: Long Cross pattee, small X at intersection, B B in upper and lower quarters
Rev: +AVTOKPATOPЄCPOMAIШN forming outer circle of legend; Three-quarter-length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left, and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma; between them labarum on long shaft; Both emperors place free hand upon chest
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2430; DOC-647)18 viewsObv: Andonicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them
Rev: Cross pattée; pellets in quarters
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2443; DOC 692; PCPC 175)11 viewsObv: Large B and retrograde B back-to-back
Rev: Andonicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2446; DOC 698; PCPC 178)13 viewsObv: Large N IЄ (date)
Rev: Andonicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Constantinople? (Sear-2416 var; DOC 599-600 var; LPC 16-17 var; PCPC 148-149 var))14 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin, orans, with bust of Infant Christ on breast; cross of pellets to either side
Rev: Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding long cross(?) between them.

This issue is possibly unrecorded with the crosses of four pellets on the obverse. Also, the top of the object the emperors hold is flatly struck, and it is unclear if it is a long cross or labarum.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica Mint (Sear 2425)16 viewsObv: Ornate labarum springing from crescent; pellets around
Rev: The two emperors standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1295-1320) AR Basilikon (Sear-2402)37 viewsObv: Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction; left hand resting on Gospel.
Rev: Full-length figure of Andrionicus II, bearded on left, and Michael IX, beardless on right; between them labarum with circle beneath the plaque, on long shaft ending to base. Andronicus wears stemma, divisition, and jeweled loros of simple type. Michael similarly dressed. Both emperors place free hands upon chest.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1295-1320) Assarion, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2440)25 viewsObv: Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them; Legend Around - AVTOKPATOREC PWMAIWN
Rev: Legend in four lines - AVTOKPATOREC PWMAIWN

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1295-1320) Assarion, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2440)9 viewsObv: Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them; Legend Around - AVTOKPATOREC PWMAIWN
Rev: Legend in four lines - AVTOKPATOREC PWMAIWN

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2477; DOC 887; Grierson 1426)11 viewsObv: Nimbate standing figure of St. Demetrius, holding spear and shield
Rev: Andronicus standing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1709)38 viewsObv: bASILIOS bASILEVS.
Emperor seated facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and akakia.
Rev: bASIL / IOS Eh ΘΕΟ / bASILEVS / ROmEOn.
Legend in 4 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1709)14 views Obv: bASILIOS bASILEVS; Emperor seated facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and akakia.
Rev: bASIL / IOS Eh ΘΕΟ / bASILEVS / ROmEOn; Legend in 4 lines.

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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1721; DOC III 8b)21 viewsObv: + ЬASILIOSSCOҺST' AЧGG; Two busts facing, Basil to left, bearded, Constantine to right, smaller, beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding between them by their right hands a labarum ornamented with ⁛ and streamers
Rev: + ЬASIL / SCOҺSTAҺ / TIҺOSЄҺΘO / ЬASILSЄISR / OMAOҺ in five lines
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1760; DOC 25)50 viewsObv: RWMAN bASILEVS RWM; Crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Rev: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW-MAIWN; Legend in four lines
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1853; DOC 8)12 viewsObv: +ЄMMA NOVHA; Christ Emmanuel standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels with both hands; in fields, IC XC
Rev: +ΚШΝΤΔΚ ЄVΔΚΑVΓΟ; Eudocia and Constantine X standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps
Dim: 27 mm, 7.43 g, 5 h
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1853; DOC 8)17 viewsObv: +ЄMMA NOVHA; Christ Emmanuel standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels with both hands; in fields, IC XC
Rev: +ΚШΝΤΔΚ ЄVΔΚΑVΓΟ; Eudocia and Constantine X standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1853; DOC 8)14 viewsSTOLEN DURING TRANSIT

Obv: +ЄMMA NOVHA; Christ Emmanuel standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels with both hands; in fields, IC XC
Rev: +ΚШΝΤΔΚ ЄVΔΚΑVΓΟ; Eudocia and Constantine X standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1853; DOC 8)10 viewsObv: +ЄMMA NOVHA; Christ Emmanuel standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels with both hands; in fields, IC XC
Rev: +ΚШΝΤΔΚ ЄVΔΚΑVΓΟ; Eudocia and Constantine X standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Half Follis, Thessalonica, RY 5 (Sear 830; DOC 139-45)10 viewsObv: d N hЄRAC-LIЧS PP AVC; to left, Heraclius; to right, Heraclius Constantine; each standing (sometimes seated), wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand; Between heads, cross
Rev: Large K; to left, A/N/N/O; to right date; ΘЄC (TЄS or ΘЄS) in exergue
Provenance: Labarum.info Plate Coin

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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1730)55 viewsObv: Leo VI and Alexander, each crowned and wearing loros, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them. Legend around - + LEOn S ALEXAnGROS.
Rev: Legend in four lines - + LEOn S ALEXAnGROS bASIL' ROmEOn
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1730)8 viewsObv: Leo VI and Alexander, each crowned and wearing loros, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them. Legend around - + LEOn S ALEXAnGROS.
Rev: Legend in four lines - + LEOn S ALEXAnGROS bASIL' ROmEOn
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1730; DOC 6)11 viewsObv: Leo VI and Alexander, each crowned and wearing loros, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them. Legend around - + LEOn S ALEXAnGROS.
Rev: Legend in four lines - + LEOn S ALEXAnGROS bASIL' ROmEOn

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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1728; DOC 5)27 viewsObv: Leo VI, with short beard, seated facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing modified loros and crown with cross. In right hand, labarum, left resets on lap; +LЄOҺЬA S ILЄVSR OM' ✶ around
Rev: +LЄOҺ / ЄҺΘЄOЬA / SILЄVSR / OMЄOҺ in four lines
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Commenus (1143-1180) AE Tetarteron (Sear-1976)45 viewsObv: IC - XC.
Cross with X at centre, standing on three steps.
Rev: ΜΛΝϪΗΛ ΔЄCΠΟΤΗ;
Half-length facing figure of Manuel, wearing crown, divitision and loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Commenus (1143-1180) AE Tetarteron (Sear-1976)11 viewsObv: IC - XC; Cross with X at centre, standing on three steps.
Rev: ΜΛΝϪΗΛ ΔЄCΠΟΤΗ; Half-length facing figure of Manuel, wearing crown, divitision and loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) BI Aspron Trachy (Sear 1964; DOC IV 12b)12 viewsObv: MP - ΘV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, seated facing on throne without back, holding beardless, nimbate head of Christ before her
Rev: ΜAΝϪΗΛ ΔЄCΠΟΤΗ (or similar); Manuel, crowned, wearing chlamys and divitision, standing facing, holding labarum and patriarchal cross on globe
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) BI Aspron Trachy (Sear-1964)48 viewsObv: MP - ΘV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, seated facing on throne without back, holding beardless, nimbate head of Christ before her
Rev: ΜAΝϪΗΛ ΔЄCΠΟΤΗ (or similar); Manuel, crowned, wearing chlamys and divitision, standing facing, holding labarum and patriarchal cross on globe
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) Æ Half Tetarteron, Uncertain Greek Mint (Sear-1979)11 viewsObv: Sear Monogram 58 of Manuel
Rev: Crowned facing bust, holding labarum and globus cruciger


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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) Æ Half Tetarteron, Uncertain Greek Mint (Sear-1979)13 viewsObv: Sear Monogram 58 of Manuel
Rev: Crowned facing bust, holding labarum and globus cruciger


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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1975)13 viewsObv: Θ/Γ/Є ШP/ΓI/O/C; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds in right hand spear, and in left , shield
Rev: MANOV HΛ ΔECΠOT; Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger
Weight: 3.4 g
Diameter: 19 mm
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1975)69 viewsObv: Θ/Γ/Є ШP/ΓI/O/C; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds in right hand spear, and in left , shield
Rev: MANOV HΛ ΔECΠOT; Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1879)8 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, six-pointed stars above lateral arms of cross; IC XC beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger
Dim: 29 mm, 6.34 g
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1878; DOC-14b)22 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, IC and XC above lateral arms of cross; six-pointed stars beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger

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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1878; DOC-14b)37 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, IC and XC above lateral arms of cross; six-pointed stars beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger
Dim: 26mm, 7.39 g, 6h
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1878; DOC-14b)15 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, IC and XC above lateral arms of cross; six-pointed stars beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger

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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1878; DOC-14b)11 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, IC and XC above lateral arms of cross; six-pointed stars beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) Æ Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1880A)9 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, bearded, with cross behind, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised before breast in blessing, left hand holds book from beneath. In field, IC and XC above lateral arms of cross; six-pointed stars beneath them to left and right
Rev: +MIX AHΛ RACIOΔ; Crowned bust of Michael facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding in right hand labarum, in left globus cruciger
Dim: 25 mm, 4.95 g
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2264; DOC V 64-5; PCPC 25; Donald-Bendall C.7)17 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, three quarters left
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. George, beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciger. Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2264; DOC V 64-5; PCPC 25; Donald-Bendall C.7)13 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Full-length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, three quarters left
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. George, beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciger. Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2265; Bendall- Donald C.8; PCPC 26; DOC V 66-9)47 viewsObv: Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holding spear; left hand holding shield
Rev: in upper and right field; Full length figure of emperor on left, blessed by Virgin, nimbate; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum on long shaft; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2267; Bendall-Donald C.10; PCPC 28; DOC V 71-2; Lianta 525-26)12 viewsObv: O/AΓI/S to left, ΓЄ/ШPΓ/I/S to right or variation; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear resting over shoulder; left hand holds shield
Rev: X/M/ΔЄ/CΠ/OT to left, O/ΠΛ/Ш/Γ/I to right or variation; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Constantine, bearded; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; Saint similarly dressed; left hand holds trilobite scepter


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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2267; Bendall-Donald C.10; PCPC 28; DOC V 71-2; Lianta 525-26)23 viewsObv: O/AΓI/S to left, ΓЄ/ШPΓ/I/S to right or variation; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear resting over shoulder; left hand holds shield
Rev: X/M/ΔЄ/CΠ/OT to left, O/ΠΛ/Ш/Γ/I to right or variation; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Constantine, bearded; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; Saint similarly dressed; left hand holds trilobite scepter
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2267; Bendall-Donald C.10; PCPC 28; DOC V 71-2; Lianta 525-26)11 viewsObv: O/AΓI/S to left, ΓЄ/ШPΓ/I/S to right or variation; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear resting over shoulder; left hand holds shield
Rev: X/M/ΔЄ/CΠ/OT to left, O/ΠΛ/Ш/Γ/I to right or variation; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Constantine, bearded; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; Saint similarly dressed; left hand holds trilobite scepter
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2274; DOC V, 86-90; Bendall-Donald C.15; PCPC 36; Lianta 539-40)7 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Full-length figure of Virgin, nimbate, orans, standing three quarters; B B in field
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄC/ΠΤ to left, Ο/Π/ΑΛ/ЄΛ to right, or variation; Emperor seated upon throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum headed scepter; left hand holds globus surmounted by patriarchal cross
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2274; DOC V, 86-90; Bendall-Donald C.15; PCPC 36; Lianta 539-40)12 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Full-length figure of Virgin, nimbate, orans, standing three quarters; B B in field
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄC/ΠΤ to left, Ο/Π/ΑΛ/ЄΛ to right, or variation; Emperor seated upon throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum headed scepter; left hand holds globus surmounted by patriarchal cross
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 211 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 2)19 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 2)22 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 2)11 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 2)15 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 2)9 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 2)12 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 2)12 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2276)12 viewsObv: Seraphim facing, holding lance in each hand.
Rev: Michael seated facing on high-backed throne, holding labarum-headed scepter and akakia.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2268; PCPC-29; LBC 527-28; Bendall-Donald C.11)21 viewsObv: X/M to right; Half-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds trilobate scepter resting over shoulder; left hand holds globus
Rev: X/M to left; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius (?), beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft, that ends to three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds cruciform scepter. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2268; PCPC-29; LBC 527-28; Bendall-Donald C.11)19 viewsObv: X/M to right; Half-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds trilobate scepter resting over shoulder; left hand holds globus
Rev: X/M to left; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius (?), beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft, that ends to three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds cruciform scepter. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion


ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 757
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2268; PCPC-29; LBC 527-28; Bendall-Donald C.11)20 viewsObv: X/M to right; Half-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds trilobate scepter resting over shoulder; left hand holds globus
Rev: X/M to left; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius (?), beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft, that ends to three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds cruciform scepter. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2268; PCPC-29; LBC 527-28; Bendall-Donald C.11)8 viewsObv: X/M to right; Half-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds trilobate scepter resting over shoulder; left hand holds globus
Rev: X/M to left; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius (?), beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft, that ends to three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds cruciform scepter. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2268; PCPC-29; LBC 527-28; Bendall-Donald C.11)16 viewsObv: X/M to right; Half-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds trilobate scepter resting over shoulder; left hand holds globus
Rev: X/M to left; Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Demetrius (?), beardless and nimbate; between them labarum on long shaft, that ends to three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds cruciform scepter. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2300)16 viewsObv: Large ornate cross; stars in quarters
Rev: Half-length facing figures of Michael, holding labarum, and St. Demetrius, holding spear, holding between them a model of Thessalonica; star above
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2307; Bendall-Donald T.14; PCPC 80; Lianta 597)12 viewsObv: ΓΟΑΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟC in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield.
Rev: ΜΙXAVΛ ΔЄCΠΟΤIC Ο ΠΑΛ; Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds large lily; left hand holds labarum on long shaft.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2307; Bendall-Donald T.14; PCPC 80; Lianta 597)6 viewsObv: ΓΟΑΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟC in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield.
Rev: ΜΙXAVΛ ΔЄCΠΟΤIC Ο ΠΑΛ; Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds large lily; left hand holds labarum on long shaft.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2288; DOC 121; Lianta 567-68; Grierson 1369; Bendall-Donald C.28; PCPC 49)9 views​Obv.: Large patriarchal cross with pelleted ends on floriate base
Rev.: Χ/Μ/ΔЄ/Π/ΤH to left, Ο/Π/Λ/C to right; Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled chlamys (?); right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger; Manus Dei in upper right field
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2301; DOC 161)11 viewsObv: Winged patriarchal cross
Rev: Michael, holding labarum, and St. Demetrius, holding spear, standing facing, both grasping sword; large 8-point star above
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2282; Grierson-1357; Donald-Bendall C.22)30 viewsObv: Full length figure of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; rests left hand on shield
Rev: Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simple type and sagion; right hand holds labarum on long shaft; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2282; Grierson-1357; Donald-Bendall C.22)13 viewsObv: Full length figure of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; rests left hand on shield
Rev: Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simple type and sagion; right hand holds labarum on long shaft; left hand holds anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2297; DOC 147-50)18 viewsObv: The Archangel Michael standing facing, holding labarum and sword
Rev: Half-length facing figures of Michael, holding cruciform scepter, and St. Demetrius, holding spear, supporting staff surmounted by cross within circle between them
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2297; DOC 147-50)34 viewsObv: The Archangel Michael standing facing, holding labarum and sword
Rev: Half-length facing figures of Michael, holding cruciform scepter, and St. Demetrius, holding spear, supporting staff surmounted by cross within circle between them
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1667)44 viewsObv: ΘEOFIL bASIL Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: + ΘEOFILE AVGOVSTE SV hICAS. Legend in 4 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1667; DOC 15a)21 viewsObv: ΘEOFIL bASIL Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: + ΘEOFILE AVGOVSTE SV hICAS. Legend in 4 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1667; DOC 15a)9 viewsObv: ΘEOFIL bASIL Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: + ΘEOFILE AVGOVSTE SV hICAS. Legend in 4 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1667; DOC 15a)11 viewsObv: ΘEOFIL bASIL Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: + ΘEOFILE AVGOVSTE SV hICAS. Legend in 4 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Æ Follis, Uncertain Provincial Mint (Sear 1685; DOC 17)17 viewsObv: Crowned half-length bust facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Rev: + ӨЄO/FILЄ AVG/OVSτЄ SV/ ҺICAS in four lines
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Æ Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1668; DOC 16a.2)20 viewsObv: Half-length facing figure of Theophilus, wearing loros and tufa decorated with three pellets, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Rev: Legend in four lines within linear circle
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Byzantine Period, Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia Mint (Sear-2093; DOC 39.2)201 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; hold scroll in left hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Constantine bearded, holding between them patriarchal cross at the base of which, three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds labarum-headed scepter in right hand. Saint similarly dressed, holds scepter cruciger in left hand

Plate Coin from the Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection
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Byzantine, John II 47 viewsAE half tetarteron 15 mm 1.6 grams
OBV :: Christ standing facing on footstool, nimbus Cr. pallium and colobium holding book of gospels
IC XC (L and rt)
REV :: John standing facing wearing crown divitision and chamys, holding labarum and gl. cr. to
Minted in Thessalonica
B.M.C 67-9, Sear 1954

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=42660.0
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BYZANTINE, Alexius 1 Comnenus, A.D.1081 - 1118, AV Hyperpyron221 viewsObv: 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-191389 viewsAlexius 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 III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE Half? TETARTERON S-2015/7v DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3v DIANE VARIATION UNLISTED 134 viewsOBV 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. scroll or hilt of sword AND shield behind left arm.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger with patriarchal cross.

Size 17.94mm

Weight 2.4gm

I purchased this as part of a collection from Europe. The coin was attributed by previous owner as S-2017 a much rarer coin to find. Upon reexamining the coin, it turned out it has a shield and hilt of sword that the left hand is holding. On the reverse the gl.cr. has a patriarchal cross, this is seen on his half Tetartera.

The weight is average for for a half Tetarteron and a bit low for a full Tetarteron . the die size is around 15mm, small for a Tetarteron and large for a half.

I associated it with SBCV-2015 but in truth it could be a variation SBCV-2017

AKA Alexius III Diane variation.


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Byzantine, ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS, AE HALF TETARTERON SBCV-2016 DOC 7 CLBC 8.4.427 viewsOBV 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, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 Constantinople69 viewsObv: Emperors with Labarum
Rev: Patriarchal Cross Between Bs
Sear 2451
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 Constantinople53 viewsSilver Basilikon
Obv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperors Standing with Labarum Between Them
1.94g
Sear 2402
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 Constantinople40 viewsObv: Elaborate labarum on crescent
Rev: Emperors with long cross between them
Sear 2425, LPC 24 page 80
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 Uncertain Mint45 viewsObv: Palaeologan Monogram
Rev: Emperors Holding Labarum Between Them
21 x 24mm, 1.36g

This coin is unpublished in Sear, LPC, and PCPC. Ross Glanfield has written about this type on his excellent website:
http://www.glebecoins.net/paleos/Data/
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Byzantine, ANDRONICUS, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 26 viewsOBV 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, Constantine IX Monomachus, AV Histamenon Nomisma, Struck at Constantinople. A.D.1042 - 105584 viewsObv: +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 X 1059-1067 Constantinople92 viewsObv: Christ Standing
Rev: Empress Eudocia and Emperor with Labarum Between Them
Sear 1853
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BYZANTINE, Imitation Latin Trachy309 viewsObv: No design
Rev: Emperor standing, holding labarum and akakia
18-20 mm
Imitation of Sear 2044
Is this coin the worst imitation ever made? The "celator" tooled the reverse design directly onto the coin! He did not even bother with the obverse, probably because the official issues were so poorly struck anyway.
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BYZANTINE, John II Comneus - AE Half-Tetarteron - Christ45 viewsCrusades
RULER: John II Comneus
MINT: Thessalonica
DENOMINATION: AE Half-Tetarteron
OBVERSE: Christ standing facing with book of gospels
REVERSE: Bust of John facing with labarum & cross on globe
SIZE: 17mm
WEIGHT: 1.7g
DATE: 1118-1143 AD
REFERENCE: SB 1954; Ratto 2108
HISTORY: The reign of John II, Comnenus represents a phase of consolidation in the Byzantine empire of the conquests of his father, Alexius, coupled with the reconquest of territories previously lost.
Scott Morris
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Byzantine, JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 3 Constantinople Third Coinage Variation B SBCV-1940 64 viewsOBV 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, Sear 260995 viewsTREBIZOND. John II. 1280-1297. AR Asper (22mm, 2.69 g, 6h). St. Eugenius standing facing, holding long cross; star to upper right / John standing facing, holding labarum-headed scepter and globus; Manus Dei to upper right. Retowski 58; SB 2609. Good VF, toned, typical flat spots1 commentsW. Kutschenko
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BYZANTINE, JOHN III DUCAS, AE Tetarteron S- 2117 DOC 59 168 viewsOBV 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, Latin Trachy 1204-1261142 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor with Labarum and Akakia
Sear 2021
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople77 viewsObv: Christ Standing
Rev: Emperor with Labarum and Globus Cruciger
Sear 2035
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople90 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor with Labarum and Akakia
Small Module
Sear 2044
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople45 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor Holding Labarum, Crowned by Virgin
Overstruck on an Uncertain Undertype, and Clipped
Sear 2026. DO Vol IV, Plate XLIX, 6.
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON SBCV-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 63 viewsOBV 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.

3 commentsSimon
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Byzantine, MANUEL Comnenus, AE Half Tetarteron SBCV-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 31 viewsOBV 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 74 viewsOBV 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.
2 commentsSimon
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BYZANTINE, Michael VIII 1261-1282 Constantinople45 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor with Labarum-Headed Scepter and Globus Cruciger
Sear 2291v, Michael VIII UC.5v
(Labarum-headed scepter appears to be visible to the left of Emperor's head, which would make this a variant of the published type which has a normal scepter)
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BYZANTINE, Michael VIII 1261-1282 Constantinople62 viewsObv: Archangel Michael Standing
Rev: Emperor Standing, Holding Labarum-headed Scepter and Akakia
Sear 2283
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BYZANTINE, Romanus I Lecapenus A.D.920-944, AE Follis, struck at Constantinople98 viewsObv: +RWmAn bASILEVS RWM. Facing bearded bust of Romanus I, wearing crown and jewelled chlamys, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: +RWMA/n En θEW bA/SILEVS RW/MAIWn in four lines.
Sear: 1760

Romanus I Lecapenus (A.D.920-944), co-ruled with Constantine VII. Porphyrogenitus (A.D.913-959)
Large quantities of folles of this type appear to have been issued, and are often overstruck on folles of Leo VI.
1 commentsW. Kutschenko
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BYZANTINE, Romanus IV, A.D.1068-1071, AV Histamenon129 viewsROMANUS IV Diogenes, A.D.1068-1071. AV Histamenon Nomisma (27mm, 4.00 gm). Constantinople mint.
Obv: Constantius and Andronicus, each holding a globus cruciger, standing facing on either side of Michael holding labarum and akakia; all on beaded exergual line
Rev: Christ, nimbate, standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each holding a globus cruciger.
DOC III 2; SB 1861.
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BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Theodore 1224-123070 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: Emperor Standing, Holding Labarum-Headed Scepter and Patriarchal Cross-Topped Globus Cruciger, Manus Dei Above
Sear 2168, DO Vol IV pl. XXXIX 10
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Caracalla, limes denarius14 vie