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Manuel I Komnenos, Billon, Stamenon, Constantinople, circa 1160-1164?

 
 

Obverse

Virgin nimbate seated upon backless throne holding beardless, nimbate head of Christ against breast.  ΘV̅ to left and right.

 

Reverse

Manuel I Komnenos standing, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys. Labarum on long shaft in right hand, globus surmounted by patriarchal cross in left hand.

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Obverse

Virgin nimbate seated upon backless throne holding beardless, nimbate head of Christ against breast.  ΘV̅ to left and right.

 

Reverse

Manuel I Komnenos standing, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys. Labarum on long shaft in right hand, globus surmounted by patriarchal cross in left hand.

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Accession number BZC.2010.072
Ruler Manuel I Komnenos
Date of Reign 1143–1180
Metal Billon
Denomination Stamenon
Mint Constantinople
Date circa 11601164?
Diameter 30.0 mm
Weight 4.14 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

See DOC 4.1:308–10, no. 12a.1–12a.18, the Third Coinage (First Phase). The coin is a common type but interestingly has kept its original silver coating.

Acquisition History

From Rob Freeman's stock