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1 Electrum Aspron Trachy, Byzantine Empire, 1118 - 1143

1 Electrum Aspron Trachy, Byzantine Empire, 1118 - 1143

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Description (Brief)
One (1) electrum aspron trachy coin, John II Comnenus
Byzantine Empire, 1118 - 1143
Obverse Image: Christ seated on throne without back, wearing a nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and in left hand holds the book of Gospels; on either side of nimbus : IC - XC
Obverse Text: IC / XC
Reverse Image: John stands on left wearing crown, divitision and chlamys next to Saint George on the right, nimbate, who wears a military costume and holds a sword in left hand; they hold between them a patriarchal cross standing on three steps.
Reverse Text: IW / ΔEC / ΠO / TH /. / ΓE / WP / ΓI
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Object Name
date made
1118 - 1143
period of administration
1118 - 1134
John II Comnenus Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Physical Description
electrum (overall material)
gold (overall material)
overall:.49 mm x 3.46 mm; 1/32 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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