Theodore I Laskaris

Coinage of the Late Byzantine Realm

CLBR 1.1

Theodore I Lascaris, AU Hyperpyron. Nicaea mint, 1208?

Obverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel / IC-XC KЄRO HΘЄI

Reverse: Facing full length figures of Emperor Theodore (labarum in right hand) and Saint Theodore (spear in left hand), jointly holding a patriarchal cross / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH O ΘEOΔΩΠOC

Sear —; DOC IV —, LBC —.

CLBR 1.2

Theodore I Laskaris, EL or AR trachy. Magnesia mint, 1212-1221?

Obverse: Half length bust of Christ Emmanuel, left hand in benediction and right hand holding a scroll / IC XC, O ЄMMANΛHA

Reverse: Facing full length figures of Emperor Theodore (sword in right hand) and Saint Theodore (sword in left hand), jointly holding a patriarchal cross on base / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH O ΘEOΔΩΠOC

Sear 2066; DOC IV XXVII 4; LBC 188.

CLBR 1.3

Theodore I Lascaris, EL or AR Trachy. Nicaea mint, 1208.

Obverse: Full length figures of Saint Theodore and the Theotokos facing, shield between them and Manus Dei above / O ΘEOΔΩΠOC MHP OV

Reverse: Full length figure of Emperor Theodore holding labarum and patriarchal cross with base, full length figure of Christ holding the book of Gospels blessing Theodore / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH KOMNHNOC O AACKAPHC, IC XC

Sear 2063; DOC IV XXVII 1.2 (this coin); LBC —.

CLBR 1.4

Theodore I Lascaris, EL or AR trachy. Nicaea mint, 1205-1208?

Obverse: Full length figure of Christ standing on dais, left hand raised in benediction and right hand holding the book of Gospels / IC-XC KЄRO HΘЄI

Reverse: Facing full length figures of Emperor Theodore (sword in right hand) and Saint Theodore (sword in left hand), jointly holding an eight sided star topped staff / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH O ΘEOΔΩΠOC

Sear 2065; DOC IV XXVII 3 (this coin); LBC 137.

CLBR 1.5

Theodore I Laskaris, EL or AR trachy. Magnesia mint, 1208-1212?

Obverse: Christ seated upon a backed throne, left hand in benediction and right hand holding the book of Gospels / IC XC

Reverse: Facing full length figures of Emperor Theodore (sword in right hand) and Saint Theodore (sword in left hand), jointly holding an eight sided star topped staff / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH O ΘEOΔΩΠOC

Sear 2064; DOC IV XXVII 2; LBC 132-6.

CLBR 1.6

Theodore I Laskaris, AE trachy. Nicaea, 1205-1212?

Obverse: The Theotokos seated on a backless throne with the infant Christ at breast / MHP OV

Reverse: Facing full length figures of Emperor Theodore (labarum in right hand) and Saint Theodore (spear in left hand), jointly holding a patriarchal cross / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH O ΘEOΔΩΠOC

Sear 2061; DOC IV XXVII 5; LBC 138-60.

CLBR 1.7

Theodore I Laskaris AE trachy. Magnesia mint, 1212-1221?

Obverse: Half length bust of Christ Emmanuel, left hand in benediction and right hand holding a scroll / IC XC, O ЄMMANΛHA

Reverse: Facing full length figures of Emperor Theodore (sword in right hand) and Saint Theodore (sword in left hand), jointly holding a patriarchal cross on base / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH O ΘEOΔΩΠOC

Sear 2068; DOC IV XXVIII 8; LBC 189-91.

CLBR 1.8

Theodore I Lascaris AE trachy. Nicaea mint, 1212-1221?

Obverse: Full length figure of Christ standing, benediction with right hand and the book of Gospels in left

Reverse: Facing full length figures of Emperor Theodore (akakia in right hand, sword at waist) and Saint Theodore (spear in left hand, sword at waist), jointly holding the labarum / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH O ΘEOΔΩΠOC (?)

Sear 2067; DOC IV XXVIII7; LBC 186-7.

CLBR 1.9

Theodore I Laskaris AE Trachy. Nicaea mint, 1208?

Obverse:

Reverse:

Sear —; DOC IV —; LBC 280. More on the attribution here

CLBR 1.10

Theodore I Lascaris AE trachy. Nicaea mint, 1208.

Obverse: Christ seated on a backless throne holding the book of Gospels / IC XC

Reverse: Full length figure of Emperor Theodore holding the akaia with his left hand and the labarum with his right hand, the Manus Dei blesses from above / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH KOMNHNOC O AACKAPHC

Sear 2062; DOC IV XXVIII 6, LBC 161-85.

CLBR 1.11

Theodore I Laskaris AE trachy. Magnesia, 1212-1221?

Obverse: Full length figure of Saint Theodore, shield in left hand and spear in right hand / O AΓIOC ΘEOΔOΡOC

Reverse: Full length figure of Emperor Theodore holding the globus cruciger with his left hand and the labarum with his right hand, the Manus Dei blesses from above / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH KOMNHNOC O AACKAPHC

Sear 2071; DOC IV XXVIII 11. LBC 195-6.

CLBR 1.12

Theodore I Laskaris AE trachy. Magnesia mint, 1212-1221?

Obverse: Beardless bust of Christ, scroll in left hand / IC XC

Reverse: Full length figure of Emperor Theodore holding the globus cruciger with his left hand and the labarum with his right hand / ΘEOΔOΡOC ΔECΠOCTH

Sear 2070; DOC XXVIII 10; LBC 193-4.

CLBR 1.13

Theodore I Laskaris AE weight. Magnesia mint, 1208-1221? 4.21 grams

Obverse:  Half length figure of Saint Theodore holding a shield in his left hand and spear in his right / ΟΑΓΙΟ C ΘΕΔωΡΟC

Reverse: Half length figure of Emperor Theodore holding the globus cruciger in his left had and the labarum in his right / ΘΕΟΔωΡΟC 

+Β-Α-C-Ι-Λ-Ι-Κ-Ο-Ν incised around the edge

Sear —; DOC IV —; LBC —.

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