1143 AD - 1180 AD

Manuel I Comnenus   Constantinopolis
Imperium Byzantinum

Μανουήλ Α' Κομνηνός   Κωνσταντινούπολις
Βυζαντινή Αυτοκρατορία

Aspron Trachy / Ασπρον Τραχή EL 31 SHH 465

465 Manuel I Constantinopolis Aspron Trachy EL



4.47 g   30.2-32.4 mm   6:00 o'clock   VF
Christ, seated facing on throne without back; wearing nimbus cruciger
with pellet in each arme pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction;
in left book of gospels; IC / XC with overbar on either side; border of dots.
The Virgin nimbate on right and Manuel bearded on left, both standing facing;
the Virgin wears pallium and maphorium, the Emperor wears divitision and loros;
they hold between them patriarchal cross; Manuel holds akakia in right hand;
M / Θ[V] above and to right; double border of dots.
BMC 25/26; Dumbarton Oaks IV/1 2; Sear Byzantine 1958
Ex Jean Elsen 78/554, 20.3.2004