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bby_602061 - MANUEL I KOMNENOS Aspron trachy (scyphate)

MANUEL I KOMNENOS Aspron trachy (scyphate) XF/AU
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Type : Aspron trachy (scyphate)
Date: c. 1143-1180
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : billon
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bombé. Joli droit, bien venu à la frappe. Revers de style fin. Belle patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : La Vierge nimbée, trônant de face, vêtue du pallium et du maphorium, tenant dans ses bras l’enfant Jésus.
Obverse legend : MR - QU.
Obverse translation : (La mère de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse description : Manuel Ier est couronné, vêtu du divitision et de la chlamyde, tenant le labarum de la main droite et le globe patriarcal de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : MANuHA - DESPOTH.
Reverse translation : (Manuel despote).

Commentary


Poids excessivement léger. Au revers, le vêtement de Manuel Ier est richement décoré. Le labarum est orné de cinq globules posés en carré et la hampe décorée de trois globules. Légendes bien lisibles sur cet exemplaire.

Historical background


MANUAL I COMNÈNE

(8/04/1143-24/09/1180)

The long reign of Manuel I mark the last Byzantine start before the fall of 1204. Steeped in Latin culture, he faced the Second Crusade (1147-1149), led by Louis VII of France who, with the help of the Norman Roger II, attacked Byzantium. The Normans took possession of part of Greece (Corinth and Thebes). Louis VII had to return to France just before divorcing Eleanor of Aquitaine. Manuel was the son of Conrad III and Frederick Barbarossa was his nemesis. The Emperor of Germany gave the Sultan of Iconium to revolt against the Byzantines who were crushed at the Battle of Myrioscéphalon in 1176. After a reign of 37 years, Manuel died in 1180, leaving weakened Byzantium, easy prey for Christians and Muslims.

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