Browsing Byzantine Coinage of Alexius III (Angelus-Comnenus)



1195-1203 AD. Alexius III was a corrupt and ineffective leader, who plundered the empire for taxes and ever trying to advance the social standing of himself and his wife. He fled Constantinople in 1203, after a siege by the forces of the Fourth Crusade.

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SB 2008
Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, AV Hyperpyron, 1195-1203, 25mm x 29mm, 4.47g, Constantinople. IC-XC +KE R HQEI to left and right of Christ, standing facing on dais, nimbate, wearing pallium and colobium, right hand raised, book of Gospels in left / ALESIw DEC Kw TKwMNHNw, Alexius on left, wearing crown, divitision and chlamys, akakia in right hand and St. Constantine, bearded, crowned and nimbate on right, wearing divitision and loros, both standing facing, holding long patriarchal cross between them. SB 2008; BMC 1-2.Text

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SB 2009
Alexius III angelus-Comnenus. 1195-1203 AD. Electrum Aspron Trachy. Constantinople. + KE HQEI, Christ enthroned facing, holding book of gospels and raising right hand, IC XC at upper left and right, sometimes decoration comprising of dots, stars and short lines above the arms of the throne; / ALEXIW D­ECP Q KWCTANTI (or similar), Alexius and St. Constantine, standing facing, each bearded, crowned, wearing divitision and loros, each holding cross-tipped sceptre and holding labarum (dot in banner) between them. Sear 2009; BMC 8-10.Text

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SB 2010Alexius III angelus-Comnenus. 1195-1203 AD. Electrum Aspron Trachy. Constantinople. IC XC at upper left and right, Christ enthroned facing, holding book of gospels and raising right hand, sometimes decoration comprising of dots, stars and short lines above the arms of the throne / ALEXIW D­ECP Q KWCTANTI (or similar), Alexius and St. Constantine, standing facing, each bearded, crowned, wearing divitision and loros, each holding cross-tipped sceptre and holding labarum (dot in banner) between them. (Note: The difference between this coin and SB 2009 is the lack of obverse legend). Sear 2010.TextImage
SB 2011Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus. 1195-1203 AD. AE 27mm Trachy. IC-XC to left and right of Christ, nimbate, bust facing, right hand raised, holding scroll in left / ALEZIOC DECP O KWNTANTI, Alexius, crowned, wearing loros, on left, holding labarum; St. Constantine, nimbate, wearing loros, bearded, on right, holding labarum and holding cross on globe between them. SB 2011; BMC 15. H22.8-12.TextImage

SB 2012
Alexius III angelus-Comnenus. 1195-1203 AD. AE Trachy. Constantinople. KE ROHQEI around, IC-XC to left and right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, right hand raised, holding scroll in left / ALEZIW DECP O KWNTANTI, Alexius, crowned, and St Constantine, nimbate, each wearing divitision and loros, both standing facing, each holding a labarum and the two holding a cross on globe (sometimes a patriarchal cross on globe) between them. SB 2012, BMC 16-18.Text

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SB 2013Alexius III angelus-Comnenus. 1195-1203 AD. AE Trachy. Constantinople. KE ROHQEI around, IC-XC to left and right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, right hand raised, holding scroll in left / ALEZIW DECP TW KOMNHNW, theta-WL to right, Alexius, crowned, and St Constantine, nimbate, each wearing divitision and loros, each holding a labarum and the two holding a patriarchal cross on globe between them. SB 2013, BMC 20ff.TextImage
SB 2014Alexius III, AE tetarteron, Constantinopole. MP-theta V to left and right of Mary, nimbate, half-length bust, body to right, head facing, hands raised towards hand of God at upper right / ALEXIC DECPOT, Alexius, crowned bust facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 2014, BMC 38.TextImage
SB 2015Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, AE tetarteron of Thessalonica, 1197-1203. Unclear legend, theta GE P-over-W to right, St. George, bust facing, nimbate, wearing cuirasse and sagion, holding spear and sword hilt / ALEXIOC DECPOTHC, Alexius, crowned, wearing divitision and chlamys, standing facing, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 2015, BMC 39-40; DOC 5a.TextImage
SB 2016Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, AE half tetarteron of Thessalonica, 1197-1203. theta GE P-over-W to right, St. George, bust facing, nimbate, wearing cuirasse and sagion, holding spear and sword hilt / ALEXIW DECPOT, Alexius, crowned, wearing divitision and chlamys, standing facing, holding labarum and cross on globe, sometimes with hand of God at upper right. SB 2016, BMC 41-42.TextImage
SB 2017Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, AE half tetarteron of Thessalonica, 1197-1203. theta GE P-over-W to right, St. George, bust facing, nimbate, wearing cuirasse and sagion, holding spear and shield / ALEXIOC DECPOTHC, Alexius, crowned, wearing divitision and chlamys, standing facing, holding labarum and patriarchal cross on globe. SB 2017, BMC 44.No example available
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