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Triton XXI, Lot: 899. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Andronicus I Gidon. Emperor of Trebizond, 1222-1235. EL Aspron Trachy (23mm, 2.17 g, 6h). The Virgin Mary standing slightly right, orans; (MHP)–ΘV across upper field / Christ Chalkites standing facing; IC–XC across upper field, X/Λ/A–K/H/(TH)/S (sic) downward to left and right. S. Bendall, “A Further Note on a Possible Early Coinage of the Empire of Trebizond,” NumCirc CXIV.4 (August 2006), fig. 2; cf. S. Bendall, “An Early Coinage of the ‘Empire’ of Trebizond?”, NumCirc CX.3 (June 2002), 1 = DOC IV pl. XXXVII, El. 1 = SB 2148 (star on obv.). EF. Rare and exceptional for issue.

From the Iconodule Collection.