Alexius I Comnenus with Irene and John II (Coronation issue of A.D. 1092), Billon Trachy.
Obverse: Legend obscure, John standing, wearing a loros, holding a labarum-headed sceptre, being crowned by Christ. Reverse: AÎ›EZIWÎ” / EIPHNH AV, Alexius and Irene standing facing, holding between them a patriarchal cross on a long shaft, both wearing a stemma and jewelled loros, emperor holds an akakia.
(DO IV, pl. V, 24.2 var.; S 1916).
Very fine, extremely rare.
This important commemorative type was issued very briefly in A.D. 1092. In addition to Alexius I, the empress Irene Ducaena and infant John II are depicted. This type was surely meant to mark the coronation of the latter.