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DescriptionManuel I Comnenus (AD 1143-1180). AV hyperpyron (28mm, 4.18 gm, 6h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5, edge crimp. Constantinople, AD 1143-1152. +KERO-HΘEI, facing bust of youthful, beardless Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger with five pellets in each arm, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, scroll in left; barred IC-XC in fields / MA/NΘV/HΛ/ΔЄC/ΠΟ/TH-TΩ (ligate)/Π/OP/ΦV/PO/ΓЄ/MNH (ligate)/TΩ (ligate), Manuel I standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and chlamys with six pellets on fold, labarum in right hand, globus surmounted by patriarchal cross in left; manus Dei in upper field to right, double border. Sear 1956. DOC 1a.
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