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Alexios III Angelos, Electrum, Trikephalon (Aspron Trachy), Constantinople, 1197-1203

 
 

Obverse

Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon backless throne. Right hand raised in benediction, Gospels in left hand. To left and right, IC̅ XC̅.

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Reverse

Full-length figures of Alexios III Angelos on left and St. Constantine on right, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type. Both hold scepter cruciger, emperor in right hand, saint in left hand.

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Obverse

Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon backless throne. Right hand raised in benediction, Gospels in left hand. To left and right, IC̅ XC̅.

KERO-HΘEI

Reverse

Full-length figures of Alexios III Angelos on left and St. Constantine on right, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type. Both hold scepter cruciger, emperor in right hand, saint in left hand.

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Accession number BZC.2002.16
Catalogue ID as DOC 4.1:407, no. 2d.1
Ruler Alexios III Angelos
Date of Reign 1195–1203
Metal Electrum
Denomination Trikephalon (Aspron Trachy)
Mint Constantinople
Date 11971203
Diameter 26.0 mm
Weight 4.35 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

As DOC 4.1:407, no. 2d.1 (plated), but here electrum.

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin’s Stock, 6 September 2002