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Alexios I Komnenos, Copper, Follis, Thessalonike, 1081-1087?

 
 

Obverse

Cross with globule at the end of horizontal arms, on two steps. IC̅ XC̅ above and NI̅ KA̅ below.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines.

CEPCVN
EPEIB
CIEI
EIΩ

 

Obverse

Cross with globule at the end of horizontal arms, on two steps. IC̅ XC̅ above and NI̅ KA̅ below.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines.

CEPCVN
EPEIB
CIEI
EIΩ

 

Accession number BZC.2009.032
Catalogue ID as DOC 4.1:214, no. 19.1
Ruler Alexios I Komnenos
Date of Reign 1081–1118
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Thessalonike
Date 10811087?
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.94 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

For the Arabic countermark on the obverse (at 9h), see N. M. Lowick, S. Bendall, and P. D. Whitting, The Mardin Hoard: Islamic Countermarks on Byzantine Folles.

Acquisition History

From CNG electronic coin shop, sale 214, 7 July 2009, lot 506