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bby_222868 - JOHN II KOMNENOS Aspron trachy (scyphate)

JOHN II KOMNENOS Aspron trachy (scyphate) VF
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Price : 55.00 €
Type : Aspron trachy (scyphate)
Date: c. 1118-1143
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : billon
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier. Trace de double frappe au droit. Faiblesse de frappe au revers. Patine marron avec des reflets gris
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Obverse legend : IC - XC.
Obverse description : Buste du Christ de face, la tête coiffé d’un nimbe crucigère, vêtu du pallium et du colombium, tenant les Évangiles ; double grènetis.
Obverse translation : (Jésus Christ).


Reverse description : Buste de Jean II barbu, couronné avec pendilia, vêtu du loros de face, tenant la croix patriarcale de la main droite et le globe crucigère bouleté de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : Iw/ DES/PO.
Reverse translation : (Jean despote).


Trace de double frappe sur le visage du Christ. .

Historical background


(15.8.1118 - 8/041143)

Jean II, eldest son Alexius succeeded him on the throne of Byzantium 15 August 1118 despite opposition from his sister Anne. His reign marked a return of the empire on the international scene. Antioch was taken while the Balkan policy of Jean II allowed him to win the diplomatic Serbs. He allied himself with the Emperor of the Holy Roman Germanic Empire to counteract the growing power of the Normans in southern Italy and Sicily. On the domestic front, he tried to reduce the commercial benefits of the Venetians granted by his father, Alexis. After twenty five years of his reign, he died in a hunting accident.

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