quant.geek Posted August 11, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 11, 2022 I picked these two coins for a bargain in comparison to similar graded coins due to the cracks, but it doesn't deter the quality! Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) EL Aspron Trachy (Sear 1959) Obv: IC-XC; Christ standing facing on dais, bearded, wearing nimbus cruciger with five pellets in limbs, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left; eight-pointed star to either side Rev: M-AN-ΩHΛ-O / ΘЄ/Ο/Δ/Ω/Ρ/OC; Manuel I, bearded and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate (on right) both standing facing, jointly holding patriarchal cross with two crosses on shaft and large globus on base between them, emperor wearing crown, divitision and loros, right hand on pommel of sheathed sword on hip, saint wearing military attire with left hand on pommel of sheathed sword at hip Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) EL Aspron Trachy (Sear 1958) Obv: IC-XC; Christ seated facing on backless throne, bearded, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, cradling book of Gospels on lap Rev: MANΩHΛ-ΔECΠOTH; Manuel I, bearded, standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia, divitision and loros, akakia in right hand, and the Virgin nimbate, standing facing, wearing pallium and maphorium, holding patriarchal cross between them; MP-ΘV in right field 24 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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