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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2299. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MANUEL I, Comenus. 1143-1180 AD. AV Hyperpyron (4.13 gm). Thessalonica mint. Nimbate facing bust of Christ / Manuel standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC IV 1f; Hendy pl. 12,12; SB 1971. EF, scratch on reverse. Extremely rare. ($1500)

The Thessalonica hyperpyra of Manuel, the last gold coins struck at that provincial mint, can be distinguished from the issues of Constantinople by the use of a single barred cross on the globus held by the emperor.