Alexius III; Billon Aspron Trachy
Description: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195 - 1203). Billon Aspron Trachy, Constantinople mint. + Kε ROHθεI, IC - XC; bust of Christ, facing, beardless, wears nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, scroll in left / Alexius on left, St. Constantine bearded and nimbate on right, holding between globus cruciger, each wears crown, divitision and loros and holds labarum.
Diameter: BI27 mm
Weight: 3 g
Attribution: SBCV 2012
Commentary: green-brown patina with some deposits, flan crack
History: Due to conspiration against the emperor Andronicus I, Alexius was banned to several Muslim courts, spending some time in the court of Saladin.
Article Number: 050-02-04-41652