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SB 2188John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Billon-Aspron Trachy. 2.9 gr. G-D Q-QEO to left and right of St. Theodore standing, holding spear and resting hand on shield, fleur de lis to left and right / IWANHC DCPT O DE.., John on left, no beard, standing facing, holding labarum-headed sceptre, being crowned by St. Demetrius on right, holding sword, point downwards. Star in upper centre. DOC IV-2, 2; Sear 2188 corrected (obv. description).TextImage
SB 2189John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Billon Aspron Trachy. 25-28 mm. MHP-theta V to left and right of Mary, nimbate, seated facing / IWANNIC, John, no beard, standing facing, holding labarum and globe. SB 2189.TextImage
SB 2190 varJohn Comnenus-Ducas. As emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. AE Trachy 15mm, 0.64 g. Thessalonica mint. IC-XC to left and right, bust of Christ Pantokrator facing / IWANNIC, John, no beard, on left, and St. Demetrius on right, busts facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. SB 2190 var (module size; DOC 4 var (ditto).TextImage
SB 2194The Empire of Thessalonica, billon Trachy, 1.38 g), Thessalonica, 1255-1256 AD. Eagle with wings spread, head left / IWANNIC..DIM, John, no beard, on left, and St. Demetrius on right, holding spear, both half length figures standing, holding patriarchal cross on three steps between them. DOC 8. SB 2194.TextImage
SB 2199John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. AE Trachy. DHMHTRIO in several lines across fields, St. Demetrius seated facing, sword on his knees / IWNNIC DEC...(MITROC QL), John, no beard, standing on left and Mary, on right, holding cross in circle on staff between them. DOC 14; Sear 2199.TextImage
SB 2200John Comnenus-Ducas. Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. AE Trachy, small module, 18mm, 0.85 g. Thessalonica mint. St. Demetrius standing facing / OLGIOC D.., John, no beard, on left, being crowned by St. Demetrius on right. DOC 15; SB 2200.Text
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SB 2201John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Aspron trachy, Thessalonica 1237-1242, billon 2.54 g. MHP-QV, Mary seated facing / IWANNIC DECPOTI.., John, no beard, standing facing, holding labarum and globe. DO 16. Sear 2201.TextImage
SB 2202John Comenus-Ducas, Kingdom of Thessalonica. AE 16mm small module Trachy. 1237-1244 AD. QEWD or similar, across fields, St. Theodore, bearded, half length figure standing, holding sword over shoulder and sheath in left hand / IW DECPOQ DHMHT, John, no beard, on left, St. Demetrius on right, both half length figures standing, holding cross in circle above triangle on staff between them, John with left hand, Demetrius with both hands. SB 2202; DOC 17.TextImage
SB 2203John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. AE trachy, small module. Cross in circle above a triangle on a long shaft between spread wings. On each wing, beneath the forepart, a human head / John, no beard, standing on left, holding sceptre on globe, being crowned by St Nicholas, bearded, on right, holding gospels. SB 2203; DOC 18.TextImage
SB 2205John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Trachy, small module, under 20mm. Eagle with wings spread, head left / John, no beard, on left, and St. Demetrius on right, holding spear, both half length figures standing, holding patriarchal cross on three steps between them. SB 2205.TextImage
SB 2208John Comenus-Ducas, Kingdom of Thessalonica. AE 17mm small module trachy, 1237-1244 AD. IC-XC to left and right of Christ, bust facing / IW.., John, no beard, half length figure, standing, holding labarum-headed sceptre and akakia. SB 2208; DOC 23.TextImage
SB 2210John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Aspron trachy, Thessalonica, 0.74 g. Winged and nimbate facing head of cherub / IW-OLG, John, no beard, on left, and St. Demetrius on right, holding sword over shoulder, both standing facing, holding sheathed sword between them, point downwards (may be a cross with a small globe on top). DO 25a. Sear 2210. LBC 401.TextImage
SB 2213John Comnenus-Ducas. Empire of Thessalonica. 1237-1242. BI Trachy 22mm, 1.36 g. Thessalonica mint. IC-XC NI-KA to left and right of patriarchal cross / John and St. Demetrius standing facing, holding model castle with two towers between them. DOC 27a; SB 2213.TextImage
SB 2214John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Aspron trachy, Thessalonica 1137-1242, billon 1.42 g. MHP-QV, Mary seated facing / DECPOTHC IWANNHC, John, no beard, standing, holding labarum-headed sceptre and akakia; hand of god above. DOC 28; Sear 2214.TextImage
SB 2217John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Billion trachy, 1.71g, Thessalonica. Outstretched wing / IW, Half-length figure of John standing facing, holding long cross and large standard with two crosses in circles on the banner. DOC 31; Sear 2217.TextImage
SB 2218John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Trachy, small module, 19mm. Large Star / MP-QV, Mary, standing facing, both hands raised, star to left and right. Sear 2218, DOC IV 33.TextImage
SB 2219John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Aspron trachy, small module, 0.81 gr. MP over star-QV over star to left and right of Mary Theotokos, nimbate, bust facing, both hands raised / IW, John, winged, standing, holding labarum-headed sceptre and anexikakia. DOC 34; Sear 2219.TextImage
SB 2221John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. billion trachy (1.57g), Thessalonica. Cross with dot in each angle within crescent-shaped ornament / IW B, John, half-length figure standing facing beneath arch with tower at each corner. DOC 36; Sear 2221.TextImage
SB 2222John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. billion trachy (1.46g), Thessalonica. Cross with star at each extremity / Crowned busts of John, on left, and St. Demetrius, nimbate, on right, holding between them staff surmounted by large fleur-de-lis. DOC 37; Sear 2222. (This coin provides the obverse description for this type which is uncertain in DOC and Sear).TextImage
SB 2222John Comnenus-Ducas Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Billon Trachy 0.42 gm. Heads of emperor and St. Demetrius under leaves of a fleur de lis / Brockage of obverse. SB 2222. (note: most known examples known are brockages).TextImage
SB 2223John Comnenus-Ducas. Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. BI Trachy 22mm, 1.44 g. Thessalonica mint. OLGHOC DHMHTRIOC, St. Demetrius standing facing, holding sword and resting hand on shield / IWANNHC DECPOTHCOK, John standing facing, holding labarum and akakia. DOC 38; SB 2223.TextImage
SB 2224John Comnenus-Ducas. Empire of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. AE Half Tetarteron 18mm, 0.97 g. Thessalonica mint. IW D KOMNHNOC O DOVKAC in four lines / IC-XC, Cross potent on two steps. DOC 13; SB 2224.TextImage
SB 2225John Comnenus-Ducas, AE trachy. 27mm. 1237-1244 AD, Thessalonica. IC-XC to left and right of Christ, bust facing / no legend, Archangel Michael standing facing, wearing military tunic, holding sceptre and cross on globe. SB 2225.TextImage
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