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Extremely Rare AR Trachy

Triton XXII, Lot: 1210. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

John III Ducas (Vatatzes). Emperor of Nicaea, 1221-1254. AR Trachy (28mm, 3.30 g, 8h). Magnesia mint. Archangel Michael, nimbate, winged, and in military outfit, standing facing, holding trilobed scepter and globus cruciger; AP MX across field, macron above each / Ié/ΔEC/ΠO/å to left, O/Δ@/KA/C to right, John, standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding cross-tipped scepter in right hand and patriarchal cross set on two steps in left; star to upper left. Cf. DOC 27 = Hendy, Studies, pl. 23, 14 (for type); BN –: Ratto –; Boutin –; SB –; Sommer –. VF, toned, some weakness. Extremely rare.


Ex Gorny & Mosch 208 (16 October 2012), lot 2502.