Manuel I Comnenus; AE Half Tetarteron
Description: Manuel I Comnenus (1143 - 1180). AE Half Tetarteron. Bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, breastplate, tunic and sagion, holding shield and lance / Bust of Manuel I Comnenus facing, bearded, wearing cruciform crown, divitision and loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Diameter: AE17 mm
Weight: 1,64 g
Attribution: SB 1975
Commentary: dark olive patina, some deposits
History: In 1155 Manuel I send a small Byzantine fleet to invade the Southern Italy (at the time under the Norman rule) - last time the Byzantine soldiers set foot on the land of former Western Roman Empire.
Article Number: 039-08-09-41652