Ancient Coins: BYZANTINE GOLD: Manuel I, 1143-1180 A.D.
EL Aspron Trachy, 4.57g. 34mm. Constantiople mint. Christ enthroned holding book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. The emperor wearing jeweled loros and divitision and holding akakia in right hand and the Virgin standing and facing; they hold long patriarchal cross between them. DOC IV, 3a. Sear 1958. Exceptional full types without the usual heavy double striking on a deeply scyphate flan.
Ex: Künker, Osnabruck, Auction 326, October 7, 2019, lot 1886
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