I shared this in a comment earlier but thought it might be worthy of a post on its own! This is an AR Byzantine trachy of (presumably) John III Vatazes! It is unpublished in the standard references and I have been unable to find a match anywhere. The ID of John III is based on style. The robes of John match DOC AR Trachy type 24 exactly and must be the work of the same mint. Obverse: Virgin Mary with infant Christ at breast, seated upon a backed throne / MP OV Reverse: John III holding anexikakia being crowned by Christ, holding the book of Gospels. IC XC (of what remains legible) The coin weighs 0.79 grams and is in a semi fragile state. Thoughts on this coin? Has anyone encountered the type before?