|1143 ΑD - 1180 AD
|Aspron Trachy / Ασπρον Τραχή BL 29||SHH 2184
|4.55 g 27.5-30.8 mm 6:00
Christ seated facing on throne without back,
wearing nimbus cruciger with pellet in each arm; IC / XC with overbars on either side;
border of dots.
The Virgin nimbate on right, and Manuel on left, both standing facing;
the Virgin crowns with her right hand the emperor, who holds labarum and globus cruciger;
between their heads MP, to right ΘV, both with overbars;
ΜΑΝΟΥ / ΗΛ / ΔΕCΠ in left and right field; double border of dots.
Mint of Constantinopolis.
BMC 40/51; Dumbarton Oaks VI/1 13c; Sear Byzantine 1966