Alexius I, Billon Trachy

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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…
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Description

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: AΛEZIWΔ / 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.

4.18g

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.

Specification

Period1092 - 1092 AD
Date1092
Coin Group

Byzantine

Denomination

Trachy

Metal

Billion

Mint Mark

Coronation Issue of Constantinople

ReferencesDO IV, pl. V, 24.2 var.; S 1916
Weight4.18 g

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