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Michael VIII Palaiologos, Silver, Trikephalon (Aspron Trachy), Magnesia, 1258/1259-1282

 
 

Obverse

St. Tryphon standing. Γ||V to left and N to right.

Symbol

Lis in lower left and right fields.

Reverse

Michael VIII Palaiologos and uncertain military saint standing and holding patriarchal cross on base and steps. in right field.

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Obverse

St. Tryphon standing. Γ||V to left and N to right.

Symbol

Lis in lower left and right fields.

Reverse

Michael VIII Palaiologos and uncertain military saint standing and holding patriarchal cross on base and steps. in right field.

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Accession number BZC.2006.10
Catalogue ID as DOC 5.1:114, no. (33)
Ruler Michael VIII Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1259–1282
Metal Silver
Denomination Trikephalon (Aspron Trachy)
Mint Magnesia
Date 1258/12591282
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 1.91 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This is the second known specimen of this type. The other, from the Pergamon excavations (Berlin Museum), is half broken.

Acquisition History

LHS Sale 97, Zurich, 9 May 2006, lot 221, from Protonarios Collection