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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 938

John Comnenus-Ducas. As emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Æ Trachy (26mm, 2.08 g, 6h). Series I. Thessalonica mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 938.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

Byzantine, Bronze

Sold For $ 4 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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John Comnenus-Ducas. As emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Æ Trachy (26mm, 2.08 g, 6h). Series I. Thessalonica mint. OΛ/ΔH down left field, [M]/H/TPI/OC down right, St. Demetrios enthroned facing, holding sword across lap / John and St. Demetrios standing facing, holding ornate staff between them; legend beginning IωΛNHC ΔCCΠT [...]. DOC 1 (example broken in half); LBC –; T. Popov, “Неиздавани монети на Солунската империя, Никея и късна Византия,” Минало 2019/3, fig. 2 (this coin) cf. SCBC 2187 (John and Theotokos rev.). Weakness on obverse, a couple minor edge splits. VF. Possibly the first example recorded with full reverse legend.

Ex Rauch Sommerauktion 2013 (18 September 2013), lot 1196.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.