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

Lot nuber 940

Michael VIII Palaeologus. 1261-1282. AR Trachy (23.5mm, 2.66 g, 12h). Constantinople mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 940.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

Byzantine, Silver

Sold For $ 1 600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Michael VIII Palaeologus. 1261-1282. AR Trachy (23.5mm, 2.66 g, 12h). Constantinople mint. St. Michael the Archangel standing facing, holding sword [and shield?]; M/I down left field, –/X • down right / MI/XA/HΛ/ΔЄC down left field, O/ΠAΛ/Є/O down right, Michael standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter [and akakia?]. DOC –, but cf. 114-22 (for obv.) and 125-6 (for rev.); cf. BTM C.23-4 (for obv.) and C.25 (for rev.); cf. S. Bendall, “The Silver Coinage of Michael VIII, AD 1258-1282,” in NumCirc XC.4 (May 1982), 5 (for obv.); cf. SB 2283 (for obv.) and 2285 (for rev.). Double struck, areas of weakness, edge split. Good VF. Possibly unique, only this coin in CoinArchives.

Ex Triton XIII (5 January 2010), lot 459 (references there incorrect).


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.