Silver Trachy of John III Vatazes

Silver Trachy of John III Vatazes

BSBC: 1  Sear: ---  DO IV: ---  LBC: --- 

Mint: Magnesia

Obverse: Virgin Mary Hagiosortissa in orans, standing and facing / MHP - OV

Reverse: Emperor John (wearing Stemma, divitsion, jeweled loros of a simple type, and saigon) holding a star tipped tipped scepter and Patriarchal cross globus cruciger / Iω ΔECPOTH O ΔOUKAC, IC – XC 

S. Bendall, “Some unpublished late Byzantine coins,” NumCirc (August 2002), no. 3; otherwise unpublished. Second known example after Triton XX lot 1096