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Manuel Doukas (Thessalonike), Copper, Stamenon, Thessalonike, 1230-1237

 
 

Obverse

Half-length figure of archangel Michael nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type. Sword resting over shoulder in right hand, sheath in left hand.

Symbol

X in left field, right obscure. 

Reverse

Full-length figures of Manuel Doukas on left and St. Constantine (with forked beard) on right. Manuel holds between them patriarchal cross on long shaft that stands on three steps. Manuel wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type and holds palm frond in right hand. Constantine, similarly dressed, holds palm frond in left hand.

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Obverse

Half-length figure of archangel Michael nimbate, wearing divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type. Sword resting over shoulder in right hand, sheath in left hand.

Symbol

X in left field, right obscure. 

Reverse

Full-length figures of Manuel Doukas on left and St. Constantine (with forked beard) on right. Manuel holds between them patriarchal cross on long shaft that stands on three steps. Manuel wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type and holds palm frond in right hand. Constantine, similarly dressed, holds palm frond in left hand.

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Accession number BZC.2002.18
Ruler Manuel Doukas (Thessalonike)
Date of Reign 1230–1237
Metal Copper
Denomination Stamenon
Mint Thessalonike
Date 12301237
Diameter 25.0 mm
Weight 1.43 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup
Undertype

DOC 4.2:570, no. 2.

Commentary

As DOC 4.2:574, no. (6). The coin is chipped and the obverse was overstruck on DOC 4.2:570, no. 2—see traces of the central panel of the loros at 6h.

Acquisition History

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