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Unpublished John Komnenodoukas Thessalonican Trachy


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I am very excited to share my newest win, an unpublished trachy of Thessalonican emperor John Komnenodoukas.


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John Comnenus-Ducas. As emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. BI Aspron Trachy (13mm, 0.46 g). Series III. Thessalonica mint.
Obverse: 

Reverse: John and St. Theodore standing facing, holding between them staff topped by cross-in-circle. DOC —; CLBC —; SB —; Bendall, “Notes on the Coinage in the name of John Comnenus-Ducas of Thessalonica (AD 1237-44)” —. 
 

This new type of John Komnenodoukas is reminiscent of type Sear 2202, where the emperor is holding a triangle decorated, cross in circle staff with Saint Demetrius.

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(Sear 2202, not mine)

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The above unpublished type does not have the aforementioned triangle decoration and the Saint on the coin is Theodore, not Demetrius. I believe this is the first time Saint Theodore has appeared on the reverse of a John Komnenodoukas coin.

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The seller misidentified this at sear 2202.

I will be publishing this among some other interesting coins at some point in the near future.

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