John III Ducas (Vatatzes). Emperor of Nicaea AD 1222-1254. Struck AD 1232-1254. Magnesia
28 mm, 5,24 g
Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, wearing tunic and pallium, raising His right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in His left; in field to left and right, IC - XC; in field to left, cross / John III standing facing on the left, wearing divitision and loros, holding anexikakia in his left hand and labarum in his right, crowned by the Virgin Mary, nimbate, standing facing on the right.
good very fine
Sear 2073; DOC 4ff.; Sommer 70.1.