Look at the vertical exaggeration on the reverse. The jewels are huge! 31 mm. 4.34 grams. Slightly cup-shaped and somewhat wrinkled. An early post-reform "hyperpyron" of c. 20 1/2 carats. Christ seated facing, holding gospels in his left and right hand raised in benediction. +KERO-HΘЄI Alexius I standing (vertically exaggerated) with elaborate imperial robes with greatly exaggerated jewels. He holds labarum and globus cruciger. Legend either side: A xxxxx Tω ΛЄ xxxx KO ZIω xxx MH ΔЄC xxx Nω ΠO TH "Alexius, Despot, Komnenus" I got it for the design with good lettering and then, of course, wanted to know more about it. That lead me to study the coin reform which created this new denomination. I knew something about Byzantine copper but little about gold. Well, it is a month later and now (with the help of good books like DOC and Grierson's "Byzantine Coins") I have put together a web page on the reform. Take a look: http://augustuscoins.com/ed/Byz/Alexius.html Does anyone have an Alexius I pre-reform gold piece or post-reform electrum aspron trachy to show? We'd love to see anything from the decades before and after the reform of 1092.