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bby_589759 - ISAAC II ANGELUS Aspron trachy (scyphate)

ISAAC II ANGELUS Aspron trachy (scyphate) VF
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Type : Aspron trachy (scyphate)
Date: 1185-1195
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : billon
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,31 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable
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Obverse description : La Vierge nimbée, trônant de face, vêtue du pallium et du maphorium, tenant dans ses bras l’enfant Jésus ; une étoile dans le champ à gauche.
Obverse legend : MR - QU.
Obverse translation : (La mère de Dieu).


Reverse description : Isaac II debout de face, couronné avec pendilia, vêtu du divitision, du loros et du sagion ornementé d’une étoile, tenant de la main droite, le sceptre partiarcal et l’akakia de la main gauche ; il est béni par la main de Dieu placée dans le champ supérieur à droite.
Reverse legend : ([I/SAA/KI/OS] - DES/POTHS.
Reverse translation : (Isaac despote).


Poids lourd.

Historical background


(12.09.1185 - 04.08.1195)

Isaac is a descendant women Alexis I Comnenus. After the assassination of Andronicus I Comnenus after taking Thessaloniki in 1185, Isaac II inherited a decaying Empire. Caught between the Bulgarian power and expansionist Crusader, he was finally deposed and blinded by his brother Alexius III Comnenus Ange. Eight years later, after Constantinople taken by the Venetians, Isaac II regained the throne associated with Alexis Angel IV, son. They were eventually killed both by the mob, 28 January 1204. 12 April 1204, the Crusaders took Constantinople, sacked and pillaged the city.

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