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SB 1956Manuel I. 1143-1180 AD. AV Hyperpyron 4.11 gm. Constantinople. +KE ROHQEI, IC-XC to left and right of nimbate and beardless bust of Christ facing, holding scroll and raising right hand / MA-NOVHL-DEC-PO-TH in five lines to left, TW-POR-FV-POG-NH-T to right, Manuel, wearing crown, divitision and chlamys, standing facing, holding labarum and patriarchal cross on globe; hand of god at upper right. DOC IV 1e; SB 1956.Text

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SB 1957Manuel I. 1143-1180 AD. EL Aspron Trachy 31mm, 1.88 gm. Constantinople mint. IC-XC to left and right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, O-EM-MA to left, NOV-HL (or similar) to right / Manuel, beardless, wearing divitision and loros, holding labarum and akakia, being crowned by Mary, nimbate, on right, MP-QV between their heads. SB 1957.TextFull Size
SB 1958Manuel I. 1143-1180 AD. EL Aspron Trachy (3.94 gm). Struck 1152-1157(?) AD. Constantinople mint. IC XC to left and right of Christ seated facing on bench throne, holding Gospels and raising right hand / MANWHL DECPOTH, Manuel and Mary standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them; M above, QV at top right. DOC IV 3a; BN 3-5; Berk 353 (this coin); SB 1958.TextFull Size
SB 1959Manuel I. 1143-1180 AD. EL Aspron Trachy. Constantinople mint. IC-XC to left and right of Christ, bearded and nimbate, standing facing on dais, holding book of gospels; usually a star to left and right / MANOVL to left, O-QE-O-W-P-O-S (or similar) to right, of Manuel, bearded and wearing crown, divitision and loros, and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, wearing military dress, both standing facing, each holding swords, and together holding a patriarchal cross between them with large globe at base pellet on cross shaft. DOC IV 4c; SB 1959.Text

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SB 1960Manuel I. 1143-1180 AD. EL Aspron Trachy. Constantinople mint. IC-XC to left and right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, O-EM-MA to left, NOV-HL (or similar) to right / MA-NOV-HL-DEC-PO-THC to left, O-POR-FV-POG-NNH-TOC (or similar) to right, of Manuel, standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and loros, holding labarum and akakia, hand of god at top right. SB 1960.TextFull Size
SB 1961Manuel I (A.D. 1143-1180). EL Aspron Trachy. Constantinople. 3.36 gr, 28.20 mm. IC XC to left and right of Christ seated facing on throne with back, holding Gospels / MANOVHL DECPOT (or similar, Manuel, on left, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Mary, nimbate on right, both standing facing; M or MHP between their heads, QV at top right. Sear 1961; Ratto 2118.TextFull Size
SB 1962Manuel I, Billon Trachy 1143-1180, Constantinople Mint. Nimbate and beardless bust of Christ facing, holding scroll and raising right hand / MANOVHL DECP (or similar), beardless, crowned bust of Manuel facing, holding labarum and cross on globe. Sear 1962.Text

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SB 1963Manuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, billon aspron trachy. 28-29 mm; 4,07g. IC XC in upper field, Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Dot in each limb of nimbus cross / MANUHA DEC, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion, holding cross-tipped sceptre in right hand and cross on globe in left. SB 1963 DOC IV 11a.2 var.A.TextFull Size
SB 1964Manuel I. 1143-1180 AD, Constantinople. Billon Aspron Trachy. MP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, seated facing on throne without back, holding beardless, nimbate head of Christ before her / MANOVHL DECPOTHC (or similar), Manuel, crowned, wearing chlamys and divitision, standing facing, holding labarum and patriarchal cross on globe. SB 1964, BMC 56-57; DO 12b.11.Text

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SB 1965
DO 12g
Manuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon aspron trachy. MP to left, theta V to right of Mary enthroned, facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium / MANUHL DECPOTHC, Manuel standing facing wearing divitision and chlamys, bearded and crowned, holding labarum and cross on globe. Sear 1965. Dumbarton Oaks IV 12g.TextFull Size
SB 1966
DO 13a
Manuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon Aspron Trachy. IC-XC to left and right of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back, holds Gospels in left hand. Dot in each limb of nimbus cross. No stars / MANUHL DECP, Manuel on the left, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Mary, both standing facing; M between their heads. Three jewels on emperor's loros between waist and collar piece. Loros waist has 5 pellets in upright cross, diagonal bars between. Collar has 5 jewels. Sear 1966; Dumbarton Oaks IV 13.a.TextFull Size
SB 1966
DO 13b
Manuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon Aspron Trachy. IC-XC, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back: holds Gospels in left hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross. No stars / MANUHL DECP, Manuel on the left, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Mary, both standing facing; Theta to right of Mary. Three jewels on emperor's loros between waist and collar piece. Loros waist has 5 pellets in diagonal cross arrangement. Collar has 5 jewels. Sear 1966; Dumbarton Oaks IV 13.b.TextFull Size
SB 1966
DO 13c
Manuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon Aspron Trachy. IC-XC, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back: holds Gospels in left hand. Dot in each limb of nimbus cross. No stars / MANUHL DECP, Manuel on the left, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Mary, both standing facing; Theta to right of Mary. Three jewels on emperor's loros between waist and collar piece, loros waist has dots pellets in diagonal cross arrangement, collar has 3 jewels. Sear 1966; Dumbarton Oaks Collection IV 13.c.TextFull Size
SB 1966
DO 13d
Manuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon Aspron Trachy. IC XC, Christ bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back: holds Gospels in left hand. Dot in each limb of nimbus cross. No stars / MANUHL DECPO, Manuel on the left, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Mary, both standing facing; MP above Marys outstretched hand, Theta V to the right of Mary. One jewel on emperor's loros between waist and collar piece. Loros waist has 5 pellets in a diagonal cross arrangement, collar piece has 3 jewels, the central one is square. The central pellet of the waistband and the single jewel between collar and waist are also square. Sear 1966; Dumbarton Oaks IV 13.d.TextFull Size
SB 1966
DO13f
Manuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon aspron trachy. IC-XC, Christ bearded, seated facing, wearing nimbus; Gospels in left hand. Eight-rayed stars on each side, double linear legs to throne / MANUHL DECP, Manuel on the left, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Mary, both standing facing, M above Marys outstretched hand. (One jewel on emperor's loros between waist and collar piece. Loros waist has 5 pellets in diagonal cross arrangement. The collar piece has 3 jewels; the centre one round, flanked by 2 square jewels. All other pellets are round.) Sear 1966. Dumbarton Oaks IV 13.f.TextFull Size
SB 1966
DO 13i
Manuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon aspron trachy. IC-XC, Christ, nimbate, bearded, seated facing, holding Gospels in left hand / MANUHL DECP, Manuel on the left, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Mary, both standing facing; Theta to right of Mary. Encircled jewel on loros waist. This example has 3 circular collar jewels and circular jewels between collar and waist. Sear 1966; Dumbarton Oaks IV 13.i.TextFull Size
SB 1966 DO 13kManuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon aspron trachy. IC XC (overscored), Christ bearded, seated facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium; Gospels in left hand / MANYHL DECPOHTC, Virgin, on the right, holding her hand over Manuel, who is standing, facing, wearing loros with 3 jewels in the collar piece and 5 jewels in the loros waist in a diagonal cross formation, single jewel in circle between the collar and the loros waist, divitision and chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe, M above Mary's outstretched hand. Sear Byz. 1966. Dumbarton Oaks Collection IV 13.k.TextFull Size
SB 1966 DO 13lManuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon aspron trachy. IC XC, Christ bearded, seated facing, wearing nimbus; Gospels in left hand / MANUHL DECP, Manuel on the left, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Mary, both standing facing; M above Marys outstretched hand. V (overscored) to right of Mary. Dot within circle on collar piece only; on loros between waist and collar piece; on both collar piece and loros; on loros waist in a 5 dots diagonal cross design. Unusually this example has 2 jewels on the loros between the collar and waist. (Usually 1 or 3 jewels there). Sear 1966; Dumbarton Oaks IV 13.l.TextFull Size
SB 1967Manuel I. 1143-1180 AD, AE Tetarteron. Mint: Constantinople. 18mm 2.04gm. IC-XC, Facing bust of beardless Christ, nimbate cross behind head, dot in in each arm of the cross, holding scroll and raising right hand / MANOVHL DECP or similar, beardless, crowned bust of Manuel facing, wearing loros and holding labarum and cross on globe. DOC 14a, Sear 1967.TextFull Size
SB 1968Manuel I AE 22mm tetarteron, 1143-1189 AD. MP-QV, Mary, nimbate, standing right, hands raised towards hand of God at upper right / MANOVHL DECPOTHC or similar, Manuel standing facing, crowned, wearing divitision and loros and holding cross-tipped sceptre and akakia. SB 1968.TextFull Size
SB 1969Manuel I, AE Tetarteron. 1143-1181 AD. Constantinople. IC-XC to left and right of Christ, nimbate, standing facing on dais, holding book of gospels / MANVHL DECPOTH, Manuel, crowned, wearing loros and trabea, standing facing, holding labarum with X on shaft, and cross on globe. SB 1969, BMC 62-63.TextFull Size
SB 1970Manuel I, AE Tetarteron. 1143-1181 AD. Constantinople. MP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, bust facing, both hands raised ("orans") / MANVHL DEC, Manuel, crowned, wearing jewelled chlamys, half-length figure standing, holding labarum and cross on globe or patriarchal cross on globe. SB 1970, BMC 71-74.Text

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SB 1971Manuel I, 1143-1180 AD. AV Hyperpyron 4.13 gm. Thessalonica mint. +KE ROHQEI, IC-XC to left and right of nimbate and beardless bust of Christ facing, holding scroll and raising right hand / MA-NOVHL-DEC-PO-TH in five lines to left, TW-POR-FV-POG-NH-T to right, Manuel, wearing crown, divitision and chlamys, standing facing, holding labarum and plain cross on globe; hand of god at upper right. DOC IV 1f; SB 1971.TextFull Size
SB 1972Manuel I (1143-1180AD), Electrum aspron trachy 1,93 gr, Thessalonica mint. (As SB1957 above, but very thin and deeply scyphate), IC-XC to left and right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, O-EM-MA to left, NOV-HL (or similar) to right / Manuel on left, beardless, wearing divitision and loros, holding labarum and akakia, being crowned by Mary, nimbate, on right; MP-QV between their heads. SB 1972.TextFull Size
SB 1974Manuel I, Electron Aspron Trachy, 1143-1180 AD, Thessalonica mint. 1.52g. MP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, seated facing on throne without back, holding beardless, nimbate head of Christ before her / MANOVHL DECPOTHC to left, Q-D-H-M-TRI-O-S (or similar, to right, Manuel, crowned, wearing divitision and chlamys and holding akakia in right hand, standing on left, and St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate and in military dress, standing on right. Sear 1974, BMC 31-34.Text

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SB 1975Manuel I. AE Tetarteron. Thessalonica mint. QGE to left, P-over-w GIOS (or O GEORGIOC) to left or QGE to left, WGIOC to right of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1975, BMC 75-77.Text

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SB 1976Manuel I, AE Tetarteron, 1143-1180 AD, Thessalonica. MANVHL DECPOTH, Manuel, crowned and wearing loros, bust facing, holding labarum and cross on globe / barred IC - barred XC to left and right of cross with X at centre, on three steps. SB 1976, BMC 86-90.Text

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SB 1977Manuel I. AE Half-Tetarteron. (usually around 2.75 gr.). Thessalonica mint. Monogram Sear 57 (D-M-K-PL clockwise from left at the ends of a cross) in small, neat letters / Crowned, unbearded bust of Manuel facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1977.TextFull Size
SB 1978Manuel I Half-Tetarteron, Thessalonica. IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cross, holding scroll and raising right hand / MANOVHL DECPOTH (or similar), Manuel, bearded, crowned, standing facing, wearing military attire and holding cross-topped sceptre and cross on globe. SB 1978, BMC 64-66.Text

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SB 1979Manuel I. AE Half-Tetarteron. (usually around 1.8 gr.). Uncertain Greek mint. Monogram Sear 58 (D-M-K-PL clockwise from left at the ends of a cross) in large letters / no legend, crowned, unbearded bust of Manuel facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1979.Text

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SB 1980Manuel I, Comnenus. 1143-1180 AD. AE 1/2 Tetarteron, Greek Mint, 1.2 grams. AE14. (As SB1975 but much smaller). P-over-w GIOC to left of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirass and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1980, BMC 78.Text

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SB 1981Manuel I Half-Tetarteron, Uncertain Greek mint. (Same as SB1978 but smaller). AE13, 1.59 gr. IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cross, holding scroll and raising right hand / MANOVHL DECPOTH (or similar) Manuel, bearded, crowned, standing facing, wearing military attire and holding cross-topped sceptre and cross on globe. SB 1981, BMC 67-69.TextFull Size
SB 1982Manuel I, AE Tetarteron, 1143-1180 AD, Uncertain Greek mint. Same as SB1976 but much smaller (16-19mm). MANVHL DECPOTH, Manuel, crowned and wearing loros, bust facing, holding labarum and cross on globe / Barred IC - barred XC to left and right of cross with X at centre, on three steps. SB 1982, BMC 91-94; Ratto 2163.Text

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