Need help with Byzantine

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

  1. Ricardo123

    Ricardo123 Well-Known 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 Well-Known Member

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