John III Vatatzes AE

Coinage of the Byzantine and Balkan States: 1204-1461



Magnesia Mint

CBB 3.1

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC Half-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets per each cross arm, beardless, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O TPΦωΔȣK Full-length figure of emperor and St. Tryphon, holding lily-tipped-scepter mounted on globe; Emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum; St. Tryphon wearing body armor with pteryges, chiton, and sagion with agrapha, l. hand holding trilobate scepter.  Sear 2110 (incorrectly identified, reverse as St. Theodore).  LBC 263-7.  DOC Uncertain/Addenda V LIV 1. CBB 3.1.


CBB 3.2

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 – 1254 AD, AE.  IC XC Full-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets per Cross arm, bearded, standing on dais, bearded, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding Gospels; Cross in either field.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC MHP ΘV Full-length figure of emperor and Theotokos holding patriarchal Cross mounted on globe; Emperor bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, r. holding labarum; Theotokos nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, l. hand in benediction.  Sear 2092.  LBC 226-7.  DOC XXXIII 38.  CBB 3.2.


CBB 3.3

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 – 1254 AD,  AE.  IC XC O ЄMMANȣHA Half-length figure of Christ Emmanuel, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets in each Cross arm, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC O KOTANT Full-length figures of emperor and St. Constantine, bearded, holding patriarchal Cross mounted on three steps; Emperor wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum; St. Constantine nimbate, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, l. hand holding Cross-tipped-scepter.  Sear 2093.  LBC 228-30.  DOC XXXIII 39.  CBB 3.3.


CBB 3.4

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  MHP ΘV Full-length figure of Theotokos, nimbate, in orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, infant Christ at breast; Star in either field.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O ΘЄOΔωPOC Full-length figures of emperor and St. Theodore, bearded, holding sheathed sword resting on shield; Emperor wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum; St. Theodore nimbate, wearing body armor with pteryges, chiton, and sagion with agrapha, l. hand holding spear.  Sear 2102 (incorrectly described, obverse without infant Christ at breast; reverse Theodore without sagion).  LBC 247-8 (incorrectly described, obverse without infant Christ at breast; reverse Theodore without sagion).  DOC IV XXXIII 48 (incorrectly described, obverse without infant Christ at breast; reverse Theodore without sagion).  CBB 3.4.


CBB 3.5

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 – 1254 AD,  AE.  IC XC Full-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets in each Cross arm, standing on dias, bearded, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding Gospels.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O KOTANT Full-length figures of emperor and St. Constantine, bearded, holding sheathed sword; Emperor wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand resting on shield; St. Constantine nimbate, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, l. hand resting on shield.  Sear 2101.  LBC 243-6.  DOC XXXIII 47.  CBB 3.5.


CBB 3.6

Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 – 1254 AD, AE.  IC XC Half-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets in each Cross arm, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC MHP ΘV Half-length figure of emperor and Theotokos holding star-tipped-scepter; Emperor bearded, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. resting on chest; Theotokos nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, l. hand in benediction.  Sear 2112.  LBC –.  DOC Uncertain Addenda LIV 3.  CBB 3.6.


CBB 3.7A

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 – 1254 AD, AE.  IC XC Half-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets in each Cross arm, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC MHP ΘV Half-length figure of emperor and Theotokos holding star-tipped-scepter with large B facing left attached; Emperor bearded, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. resting on chest; Theotokos nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, l. hand in benediction.  Sear –.  LBC 273-4.  DOC –.  CBB 3.7A.


CBB 3.7B

Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 – 1254 AD, AE.  IC XC Half-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets in each Cross arm, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC MHP ΘV Half-length figure of emperor and Theotokos holding star-tipped-scepter with large B facing right attached; Emperor bearded, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. resting on chest; Theotokos nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, l. hand in benediction.  Sear –.  LBC –.  DOC –.  CBB 3.7B.


CBB 3.8

Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 – 1254 AD, AE.  MHP ΘV Half-length figure of Theotokos, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, both hands holding the infant Christ at breast.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC MHP ΘV Half-length figure of emperor and Theotokos holding labarum with circular and line decorations; Emperor bearded, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. holding Cross-tipped-scepter; Theotokos nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, l. hand in benediction.  Sear 2100.  LBC –.  DOC XXXIII 46 (incorrectly described, obverse without infant Christ at breast).  CBB 3.8.


CBB 3.9

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC O ЄMMANȣHA Half-length figure of Christ Emmanuel, cruciformly nimbate with pellet in each cross arm, beardless, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O ΘЄOΔωPOC Full-length figure of emperor and St. Theodore, bearded, holding star-tipped-scepter resting on two shields; Emperor, wearing divitision, chlamys, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum; St. Theodore wearing body armor with pteryges and chiton, l. hand holding spear.  Sear 2069.  LBC 276-7.  DOC Uncertain/Addenda A2.  CBB 3.9.


CBB 3.10

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 – 1254 AD,   AE.  X AP XM Full-length figure of St. Michael the Archangel, nimbate, wearing body armor with pteryges, chiton, and sagion with agrapha, r. hand holding sword l. globus cruciger.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC IC XC Full-length figure of emperor and Christ; Emperor bearded, wearing divitision, chlamys, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding akakia and l. globus cruciger; Christ cruciformly nimbate with up to five pellets in each Cross arm, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand outstretched to crown emperor and l. holding Gospels.  Sear 2089.  LBC 219-23 (incorrectly described, reverse Christ as bearded).  DOC XXXII 35 (incorrectly described, reverse Christ as bearded).  CBB 3.10.


CBB 3.11

DOC IV Plate Reproduction

Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 – 1254 AD,   AE.  O AΓIOC ΓЄωPΓI Full-length figure of St. George nimbate, wearing body armor with pteryges, chiton, and sagion with agrapha, l. hand holding spear over shoulder r. resting on shield.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC IC XC Full-length figure of emperor and Christ, bearded; Emperor wearing divitision, chlamys, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. globus cruciger; Christ cruciformly nimbate with five pellets in each Cross arm, standing on dais, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand outstretched to crown emperor and l. holding Gospels.  Sear 2090 (incorrectly described, reverse without dais).  LBC –.  DOC XXXII 36 (incorrectly described, reverse without dais).  CBB 3.11.


CBB 3.12

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 – 1254 AD, AE.  MHP ΘV Full-length figure of Theotokos, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, both hands holding the infant Christ at breast; Cross to either side.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC IC XC Full-length figure of emperor and Christ, bearded; Emperor wearing divitision, chlamys, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. akakia; Christ cruciformly nimbate with up to five pellets in each Cross arm, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand outstretched to crown emperor and l. holding Gospels.  Sear 2091.  LBC 224-5.  DOC XXXII 37.  CBB 3.12.


CBB 3.13

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  O ΛΓIOC ΘЄOΔωPOC Half-length figure of St. Theodore, nimbate and bearded, wearing body armor with pteryges, chiton, and sagion (with agrapha?), r. hand holding sword and l. resting on shield.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. patriarchal Cross mounted on globus.  Sear 2104 (incorrectly described, obverse without sagion).  LBC 252-3 (incorrectly described, obverse without sagion).  DOC IV XXXIII 50 (incorrectly described, obverse without sagion).  CBB 3.13.


CBB 3.14

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  XAΛKITHC IC XC Full-length figure of Christ Chalcites, cruciformly nimbate with one pellet per cross arm, wearing tunic and kolobion, standing on a dias, r. hand raised in benediction and l. holding Gospel.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. sheathed sword.  Sear 2096.  LBC 237-9.  DOC IV XXXIII 42.  CBB 3.14


CBB 3.15

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC Half-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets per Cross arm, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum with star decoration over shoulder and l. akakia; Manus Dei blesses the emperor in upper l. field.  Sear 2107.  LBC 257.  DOC IV XXXIV 53.  CBB 3.15.


CBB 3.16A

Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  MHP ΘV Full-length figure of Theotokos, nimbate, seated upon backless throne, wearing tunic and maphorion, both hands holding the infant Christ at breast.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion with B embroidery on r. side, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. patriarchal Cross mounted on B.  Sear 2113.  LBC –.  DOC IV Uncertain/Addenda LIV 4.  CBB 3.16A.

CBB 3.16B

Same as previous but retrograde B embroidery on sagion and patriarchal Cross mounted on retrograde B.  Sear –.  LBC –.  DOC IV –.  CBB 3.16B.


CBB 3.17

Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  MHP ΘV Full-length figure of Theotokos, nimbate, seated upon backless throne, wearing tunic and maphorion, both hands holding the infant Christ at breast.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion with star embroidery on r. side, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. patriarchal Cross mounted on three steps.  Sear 2113.  LBC –.  DOC IV Uncertain/Addenda LIV 4.  CBB 3.17.


CBB 3.18

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  MHP ΘV Full-length figure of Theotokos, nimbate, seated upon backed throne, wearing tunic and maphorion, both hands holding the infant Christ at breast.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, chlamys with star embroidery to either side, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. globus cruciger.  Sear 2095.  LBC 233-6.  DOC IV XXXIII 41.  CBB 3.18.


CBB 3.19

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC Full-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets in each Cross arm, bearded, seated upon backless throne, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand outstretched in benediction and l. holding Gospels.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, chlamys, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum over shoulder and l. patriarchal globus cruciger.  Sear 2094.  LBC 231-2.  DOC IV XXXII 40.  CBB 3.19.


CBB 3.20

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  O AΓIOC ΓЄωPΓI Full-length figure of St. George nimbate, wearing body armor with pteryges, chiton, and sagion, l. hand holding spear r. resting on shield with Cross decoration.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. globus cruciger.  Sear 2103.  LBC 249-51.  DOC IV XXXIII 49.  CBB 3.20.


CBB 3.21

Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  MHP ΘV Full-length figure of Theotokos, nimbate, seated upon backed throne, wearing tunic and maphorion, both hands holding the infant Christ at breast; Three dots on l. throne panel.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. globus cruciger.  Sear –.  LBC –.  DOC IV –.  CBB 3.21.


CBB 3.22A

Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  MHP ΘV Full-length figure of Theotokos, nimbate, seated upon backless throne, wearing tunic and maphorion, both hands holding the infant Christ at breast.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding sword downwards and l. globus cruciger.  Sear 2111.  LBC 268-70.  DOC IV Uncertain/Addenda LIV 2.  CBB 3.22A.

CBB 3.22B

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As previous but patriarchal globus cruciger.  Sear –.  LBC 271-2.  DOC IV Uncertain/Addenda LIV 2.1.  CBB 3.22B


CBB 3.23

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC Half-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets per Cross arm, bearded, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. patriarchal globus cruciger.  Sear 2098.  LBC 240.  DOC IV XXXIII 44.  CBB 3.23


CBB 3.24A

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC Half-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets per Cross arm, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, scroll divitision, loros, sagion, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding akakia and l. globus cruciger.  Sear 2106.  LBC 254-6.  DOC IV XXXIV 52.  CBB 3.24A

CBB 3.24B

Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC KЄRO HΘЄI Half-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets per Cross arm, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding akakia and l. globus cruciger.  Sear –.  LBC –.  DOC IV –.  CBB 3.24B


CBB 3.25

Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  MHP ΘV Full-length figure of Theotokos, nimbate, seated upon backed throne, wearing tunic and maphorion, both hands holding the infant Christ at breast.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding akakia and l. labarum mounted on globus.  Sear 2097.  LBC –.  DOC IV XXXIII 43.  CBB 3.25.


CBB 3.26

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC Full-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets per Cross arm, bearded, standing on dias, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll; Star in either field.  Rev. Iω O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding akakia and l. star-tipped-scepter mounted on Fleur-de-lis.  Sear 2109.  LBC 261-2.  DOC IV XXXIV 55.  CBB 3.26.


CBB 3.27

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC Full-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets per Cross arm, bearded, standing on dias, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll; Star in either field.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, wearing divitision, chlamys, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding trilobate-scepter and l. sheathed sword; Hashmark sigla to either side; Manus Dei blesses emperor in upper l. field.  Sear –.  LBC 275.  DOC IV LIV Uncertain/Addenda 5.  CBB 3.27.


CBB 3.28

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  O AΓIOC ΔIMITPIOC Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, nimbate, beardless, wearing body armor with pteryges, chiton, and sagion with agrapha, r. hand holding spear and l. resting on shield.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, seated upon a backed throne, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding Cross-tipped-scepter and l. globus cruciger.  Sear 2099.  LBC 241-2.  DOC IV LXXXIII 45.  CBB 3.28.


CBB 3.29

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Trachy, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  O AΓIOC ΓЄωPΓI Full-length figure of St. George nimbate, wearing body armor with pteryges, chiton, and sagion with agrapha, l. hand holding spear r. resting on shield.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, seated upon a backed throne, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, both hands holding sheathed sword across lap.  Sear 2108.  LBC 259-60.  DOC IV LXXXIV 54.  CBB 3.29.


CBB 3.30

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Tetarteron, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  Cherub comprised of four wings and head; Cluster of three dots in either field.  Rev. Iω ΔЄΠ DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, chlamys, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. globus cruciger.  Sear 2115.  LBC 283.  DOC IV XXXIV 57.  CBB 3.30.


CBB 3.31A

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Tetarteron, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  Cross above dotted crescent.  Rev. Iω ΔЄΠ DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. globus cruciger.  Sear 2117.  LBC 291-92.  DOC IV XXXIV 59.  CBB 3.31A

CBB 3.31B

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Tetarteron, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  Cross above dotted crescent.  Rev. Iω ΔЄΠ DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. globus cruciger.  Sear –.  LBC –.  DOC IV –.  CBB 3.31B


CBB 3.32

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Tetarteron, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC Half-length figure of Christ, cruciformly nimbate with five pellets per each cross arm, beardless, wearing tunic and kolobion, r. hand in benediction and l. holding scroll.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOTHC O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum over shoulder and l. holding patriarchal globus cruciger.  Sear 2118.  LBC 293.  DOC IV XXXIV 60.  CBB 3.32.


CBB 3.33

Tetarteron, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  MHP ΘV Full-length figure of Theotokos, nimbate, in orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; Star in either field.  Rev. Iω ΔЄΠ DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. patriarchal Cross mounted on globus.  Sear 2119.  LBC 294-95.  DOC IV XXXIV 61.  CBB 3.33.


CBB 3.34

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Tetarteron, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  O Γω Half-length figure of St. George, nimbate, beardless, wearing body armor with pteryges, chiton, and sagion with agrapha, r. hand holding spear and l. resting on shield.  Rev. Iω ΔЄCΠOCTH O DȣKAC Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, maniakion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum over shoulder and l. holding akakia.  Sear 2116.  LBC 284-90.  DOC IV XXXIV 58.  CBB 3.34.


CBB 3.35

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Tetarteron, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  Two sets of parallel lines perpendicular to each other; Quatrefoil around.  Rev. Iω ΔЄΠ DȣKAC Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing body armor with pteryges, chiton, and sagion with agrapha, r. hand holding sheathed sword downwards l. spear over shoulder.  Sear 2114.  LBC 281-2.  DOC IV XXXIV 56.  CBB 3.35.


CBB 3.36

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Tetarteron, Magnesia circa 1222 -1254 AD,   AE.  IC XC Patriarchal cross mounted on three steps.  Rev. Iω ΔЄΠ Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing divitision, loros, sagion, and stemma with pendilia, r. hand holding labarum and l. holding globus cruciger.  Sear 2120.  LBC 296-7.  DOC IV XXXIV 62.  CBB 3.36.


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