ALEXIUS I Comnenus, with John II.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1671. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1081-1118. BI Aspron Trachy (3.24 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. Post reform coinage, struck 1092-1093. IWD
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, standing figures of John I, holding labarum and globus cruciger, and Christ, holding Gospels and crowning John / AL
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, Alexius and Irene standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC IV 24; SB 1916. VF for type, weak strike especially on obverse. Very rare. ($500))
This piece and the associated electrum trachy (SB 1914) are coronation issues, marking the elevation of John II to co-ruler in 1092.