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Sear attributed only the AE trachys SB 2597-2599 to Andronicus I Gidon of Trapezond. In 2002 Simon Bendall reassigned other rare types to Gidon: the trachys SB 2148 (AR), SB 2149-2150 (AE), and the AE tetarteron SB 2153. One characteristic of Gidon is his forked beard.

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DOC 1Andronicus I Gidon, emperor of Trebizond, 1222-1235. EL Aspron Trachy, 26 mm, 3.05 g. MP-ΘV, Mary standing facing, nimbate, hands extended. Star in left field. / IC-XC across fields, O X A Λ down left field, K H TH C down right field, Christ Chalcites standing facing, holding book of gospels and raising right hand. DOC 1; Bendall, NumCirc CXIV.4, 1 (August 2006), 1.TextImage
SB 2148Andronicus I Gidon, emperor of Trebizond, AR aspron trachy, AD 1222-1235. 25 mm, 2.99 g. Nicaea mint, MP-ΘV to left and right of Mary, Mary, nimbate, standing slightly right, hands raised. / IC–XC across upper fields, O X A Λ down left field, K H TH C down right field, Christ Chalcites standing facing, holding book of gospels and raising right hand. SB 2148. (Reattributed by Bendall to Andronicus I Gidon.)TextImage
SB 2150Andronicus I Gidon, emperor of Trebizond. Billon Trachy. Nicaea mint, ca. 1222-1235 AD. ΓE-ΓI ΡΩ-OS across fields, standing figure of St. George facing, nimbate and in armour, holding spear in his right hand and resting left hand on shield / IC-XC, XAΛ KHTHC, Christ Chalcites, nimbate, standing facing, holding book of Gospels in left hand and raising right hand, star at lower left. DOC 2; SB 2150.TextImage
SB 2153Andronicus I Gidon, emperor of Trebizond. 1222-1235 AD. AE tetarteron. IC-XC above, N-K below in two lines across fields, patriarchal cross on Pi-shaped base / IC OXAΛ to left, XHT to right, Christ Chalcites standing facing, holding book of gospels and raising right hand. Sear 2153; DOC 5.TextImage

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