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E-auction 252-175281 - EMPIRE OF TREBIZOND - JOHN II Aspre

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 175 €
Maximum bid : 210 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2018 14:53:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Aspre
Date: c. 1297-1330
Mint name / Town : Trapézonte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,11 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Saint Eugène nimbé, debout de face, vêtu d’un long manteau, tenant une longue croix sur un cheval au pas à droite.
Obverse legend : EU/G/ENI/O.
Obverse translation : (Eugène).


Reverse description : Alexis Comnène, couronné, vêtu du loros, tenant le scpetre cruciforme debout de face sur un cheval au pas passant à droite.
Reverse legend : Ae o-MN.
Reverse translation : (Alexis Comnène).


Nous avons neuf types différents pour le monnayage d’argent de Jean II. Notre type se caractérise par l’utilisation d’un sceptre surmonté d’un labarum. Notre exemplaire est orné dans le champ inférieur droit d’un sceau de Salomon ou étoile de David.

Historical background

EMPIRE Trebizond - JEAN II


The Empire of Trebizond was founded by Alexius, grand-son of Andronicus I in 1204. It collapsed in 1461, eight years after the fall of Constantinople. The reign of John II Comnenus is placed between that of Georges (1266-1280) and that of Alexis II (1297-1330). Jean Alexis II and II appear to have shared the throne while Theodora assumed the power in 1285 to.

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