Need help with Byzantine

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ricardo123, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. Ricardo123

    Ricardo123 Active Member

    Hola. Just find in roman lot maybe byzantine, not much details, 17 mm and 2,30 g. Can give me a clue ?

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  3. DiomedesofArgos

    DiomedesofArgos Well-Known Member

    Possibly Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) AE tetarteron Thessalonica Sear 1975?


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  4. DiomedesofArgos

    DiomedesofArgos Well-Known Member

    Actually, the size and weight suggest more the Manuel half tetarteron, Sear 1980. Looks pretty much the same.

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    The only other option I can come up with would be the John II Comnenus (1118-1143) AE half tetarteron Thessalonica SB 1955, which also looks similar. But I'm pretty sure I see MAN on your coin
     
  5. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    It is Manuel, if it had been John then the Saint would be another waring saint, St Demetrius . However his shield is not round, it has a triangle shape.

    The coin based on size and weight I would say it is not a full tetarteron. It is a half.
     
  6. DiomedesofArgos

    DiomedesofArgos Well-Known Member


    Interesting detail to keep in mind about the shields. Thanks!
     
  7. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    Here are the John II half tetartera with St Demetrius. You see what I mean regarding the shield.
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  8. Ricardo123

    Ricardo123 Active Member

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