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ID:     711671
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Alexius I, Comnenus
Date Ruled:     AD 1081-1118
Metal:     Billon
Denomination:     Aspron Trachy
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1092-1093
Weight:     3.24 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     + ΚΕ ΡΟHΘEI IΩ ΔECΠT
Obverse Description:     John II, beardless, standing on dais, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Christ, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobium
Reverse Legend:     ΑΛΕZΙΩ ΔE ΕΙΡΗΝ ΑVΓU
Reverse Description:     Alexius and Irene standing facing, both wearing crown, stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros; holding patriarchal cross between them
Primary Reference:     SB 1916
Reference2:     Hendy pl.6,10-11
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=76899
Grade:     VF for type, weak strike especially on obverse
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1671 Very rare