|1143 ΑD - 1180 AD
|Aspron Trachy / Ασπρον Τραχή EL 26
|1.93 g 25.1-26.7 mm 6:00
The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate; [Μ]Ρ / ΘV with overbars on either side of nimbus;
She holds before Her nimbate head of infant Christ facing.
Manuel on left and St. Demetrious nimbate on right, standing facing,
holding between them labarum; the emperor wears crown, divitision and chlamys,
the saint is clad in military attire; inscriptions off flan.
Mint of Thessalonica.
BMC 31/33; Dumbarton Oaks IV/1 9; Sear Byzantine 1974