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    EMPIRE OF NICAEA. John III Ducas-Vatatzes (AD 1221/2-1254). AV hyperpyron (27mm, 4.14 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 2/5, graffiti, clipped. Magnesia, ca. AD 1232. Christ seated facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels cradled on left arm; IC-XC (barred) across fields, pellet in right field / IΩ/ΔΕ/CΠ-TΩ (ligate)/Π/Θ, the Virgin (on right), nimbate, standing facing, wearing pallium and maphorium, crowning with right hand John III standing facing (on left), wearing crown with pendilia, divitision and loros, labarum in right hand, akakia in left; MHP (ligate) above, ΘV to right. Sear 2073.

    From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Sale 57 (28 March 2001), lot 1511.


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