ROMAN AND BYZANTINE COINS Andronicus I Gidon, Emperor of Trebizond, 1222-1235. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 26mm, 2.83g 7), Nicaea (?). The Theotokos Sorotissa standing facing, nimbate, hands extended to right and wearing a maphorion; on shoulders and forehead, cruciform pellets; MP-ΘV across upper fields; in lower field to left and right, C and A. Rev. IC-XC // O/X/A/Λ - K/H/Th/S Christ Chalkites standing facing, wearing a himation over a divitision and a cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. S. Bendall, “An Early Coinage of the ‘Empire’ of Trebizond?”, NCirc, June 2002, 1 and, idem, “A Further Note on a Possible Early Coinage of the Empire of Trebizond”, NCirc, August 2006, fig. 1. DOC IV pl. 37 (Uncertain of Nicaea) 1. SB (Uncertain of Nicaea) 2148. Very rare. A particularly interesting piece. Some minor flatness, otherwise , extremely fine. Ex Roma Numismatics 10, 26 July 2014, 815.
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