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LOT 4495

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Byzantine Weights - Manuel Comnenus-Ducas - Thessalonica - Replica Silver One Pound

Made 1977 AD

Coin type after 1230 AD, Thessalonica mint. Obv: X - Y / A - M dividing by nimbate Archangel St Michael standing facing, wings spread, wearing tunic and cloak, unsheathing sword with right hand. Rev: ΜΑΝȣΗΛ ΔΕCΠΟΤΙ – ΔΕΜ[ ] legend with Manuel facing at left crowned, mantled and robed holding labarum with nimbate, robed and mantled St Demetrius facing at right holding sword, both enthroned holding a model of the three-towered city between with Ο(or Θ)ΜΡ ΠΟ(or Θ)ΛCΡ / ΟΕΜ (for ΘΕΣ) / ΛΟΝ / ΙΚΝ in four lines above; old test cut at 2 o’clock. Hallmarks and date to edge. 301 grams, 60mm. As made.

Provenance
Property of a lady; from the collection of Simon Bendall (1937-2019 - Byzantine numismatist).

Literature
For coin type see Sear 2138; see DO IV.

Footnotes
This coin design type is unique to Manual Comnenus-Ducas (1230-1237 AD) of Thessalonica; the weight, presumed to be close to the original, is very close to the Byzantine pound of 72 nomismata; it is apparently in sterling silver with XRF analysis giving 95.2-95.4% silver.


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