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Jesus Christ

(3 coins)
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 and weight without the usual heavy double striking or clipping and on a deeply scyphate flan.


Ex: Künker, Osnabruck, Auction 326, October 7, 2019, lot 1886

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Extremely Fine $1,500.
Theodore I, 1208-1222 A.D.

AR Trachy, 4.43g. 35mm. Magnesia mint, Kingdom of Nicaea.  Christ enthroned holding Book of Gospels in left hand. Rev. Emperor standing on the left wearing jeweled loros and crown with pendillia;   St. Theodore standing on the right in miliatry cotume; they hold a long shaft surmounted by an eight-pointed star between them. DOC, vol. 4, pt. 2, 457, 2.3-2.4. Sear 2064. Sommer  69.3.2. Toned  with luster and of unusually full weight.

Ex: Tkalec, Zurich, Auction October 25, 1996, lot 334. 

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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,400.
John VIII, 1423-1448 A.D.

AR  Stavraton, 6.97g.  24 mm.  Constantinople, 1425-1428.    Facing bust of Christ holding book of Gospels; two stars as sigla above legend.  Rev. Facing bust of John VIII wearing crown and nimbus; pellet to left and right.   Sear 2563.  DOC 1721-1727.   Sommer 90.1.2,  Toned and with a particularly well struck bust of Christ.

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 100, 1999, lot 650.

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $1,000.

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