|1143 AD - 1180 AD|
|Aspron Trachy / Ασπρον Τραχή EL 31||SHH 465|
|4.47 g 30.2-32.4 mm 6:00
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