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Coin Detail
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ID:     bz0009
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Alexius I, Comnenus
Date Ruled:     AD 1081-1118
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Half Tetarteron
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1081-1118
Diameter:     15 mm
Weight:     1.89g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Legend:     A-A-K-Θ
Obverse Description:     Patriachal cross on two steps A-A-K-Θ in tranceps of cross.
Reverse Legend:     ΛΛE
Reverse Description:     Bust of emperor wearing: stemma, divitsion and jeweled loros holding a hand held jeweled scepter in right hand, globus cruciger in left.
Mint Mark:     none
Mint:     Uncertain Mint (Greece?)
Primary Reference:     DOC 45
Reference2:     SBCV 1932
Photograph Credit:     Larry Gaye
Notes:     Sear catalogues this coin as a tetarteron, Hendy in DOC refers to it as a half tetarteron.