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ID:     11235
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Alexius III, Angelus-Comnenus
Date Ruled:     AD 1195-1203
Metal:     Billon
Denomination:     Aspron trachy
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1195-1203
Diameter:     29 mm
Weight:     3.43 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     + KΣ ROHθΣΙ, IC - XC (Jesus Christ)
Obverse Description:     Bust of Christ, facing, beardless, wears nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, raising r. in benediction, scroll in l.
Reverse Legend:     ΑΛΣΣΙΩ ΛΣΧΠ Θ ΚΩNTANTI (or similar)
Reverse Description:     Alexius on l., St Constantine bearded and nimbate on r., holding between globus cruciger, each wears crown, divitision and loros and holds labarum
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 2012
Reference2:     DOC 3a1-3 k
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=8894