Browsing Byzantine Coinage of Manuel II



Manuel (ruled 1391-1423) was a worthy ruler but was faced with problems when Constantinople was blockaded by the Ottoman Turks. Receiving no help from the West, he was optimistic when the Mongol ruler Timur invaded the Ottoman empire and annihilated the Turkish forces. However, when Timur returned home, the Turks rebuilt their power and again threatened the existence of Constantinople. Manuel retired in 1423 and became the monk Matthew until his death on 21st July 1425.
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SB 2549Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1423). Light Stavraton. Constantinople, 1403-1425 AD. 7.09 gr. IC-XC, Bust of Christ Pantocrator, with cross nimbus, wearing himation over chiton, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand, dot I dot to left and right / +MANOVH DECOOT]HC O PALAOL[OGOC] +Q[VXAPI]TH bACIL V TWN ROMAIWN in two lines around bust of Manuel facing, with forked beard, nimbate, wearing domed crown with pendilia; dot to left and right. DOC 1398-1399; Sear 2549.TextImage
SB 2549 (2)Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1423). Light Stavraton. Constantinople, 1403-1425 AD. 7.10 gr. IC-XC, Bust of Christ Pantocrator, with cross nimbus, wearing himation over chiton, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand, M to left and right / +MANOVH DECOOT]HC O PALAOL[OGOC] +Q[VXAPI]TH bACIL V TWN ROMAIWN in two lines around bust of Manuel facing, with forked beard, nimbate, wearing domed crown with pendilia; dot to left and right. DOC 1398-1399; Sear 2549.TextImage
SB 2551Manuel II. 1391-1423. AR Half Stavraton (3.74 gm). Facing bust of Christ, star in left field / MANOVHL BACILEVC O PALEOLOGOC, bust of Emperor, nimbate, facing, dot to left and right. DOC V 1414ff; Bendall 20; SB 2551.TextImage
SB 2551 (2)Manuel II Paléologue, AR 1/2 stavraton, 1403-1425 AD, Constantinople. 3.76 gr. IC-XC, bust of Christ facing, C-F across fields / MANOVHL BACILEVC O PALEOLOGOC, bust of Emperor, nimbate, facing, F-C across fields. Sear 2551; DOC 1453; PCPC 334 (sigle 51).TextImage
SB 2551 (3)Manuel II Paléologue, AR 1/2 stavraton, 1403-1425 AD, Constantinople. 3.76 gr. IC-XC, bust of Christ facing, C-F across fields / MANOVHL BACILEVC O PALEOLOGOC, bust of Emperor, nimbate, facing, cross to left and right. Sear 2551; DOC 1453; PCPC 334 (sigle 50).TextImage
SB 2551 (4)Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1423). 3.65 gr. Half Stavraton. Constantinople, 1403-1425. IX-XC, Bust of Christ Pantocrator, with cross nimbus, wearing himation over chiton, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand / + MAN HL BACILEVC O PALAOLOGOC, Bust of Manuel facing, with forked beard, nimbate, wearing domed crown with pendilia; dot to left and right. DOC 1412-1467 var. (obverse without siglon); Sear 2551.TextImage
SB 2551 (5)Manuel II Paléologue, AR 1/2 stavraton, 1403-1425 AD, Constantinople. 3.76 gr. IC-XC, bust of Christ facing, dot over X to left / MANOVHL BACILEVC O PALEOLOGOC, bust of Emperor, nimbate, facing, dot to left and right. Sear 2551; DOC 1453; PCPC 334 (sigle 51).TextImage
SB 2552Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1423). AR Half Stavraton. Constantinople, 1403-1425 AD. 3.56 gr. IC-XC, Bust of Christ Pantocrator, with cross nimbus, wearing himation over chiton, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand / + MANO[HL EN XW TW] P ICTOC, Bust of Manuel facing, with forked beard, nimbate, wearing domed crown with pendilia; dot over P in left field, dot over A in right field. DOC 1517; Sear 2552.TextImage
SB 2552 (2)Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1423). AR Half Stavraton. Constantinople, 1403-1425 AD. IC-XC, Bust of Christ Pantocrator, with cross nimbus, wearing himation over chiton, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand / + MANO[HL EN XW TW] P ICTOC, Bust of Manuel facing, with forked beard, nimbate, wearing domed crown with pendilia; K-dot across fields. DOC 1517; Sear 2552.TextImage
SB 2552 (3)Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1423). AR Half Stavraton. Constantinople, 1403-1425 AD. IC-XC, Bust of Christ Pantocrator, with cross nimbus, wearing himation over chiton, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand / + MANO[HL EN XW TW] P ICTOC, Bust of Manuel facing, with forked beard, nimbate, wearing domed crown with pendilia; A-star across fields. DOC 1517; Sear 2552.TextImage
SB 2553Empire of Nicaea. Manuel II Palaeologus, one-eight Stavraton. 1.00 gr. Bust of Christ facing / MANOVHL, Bust of Emperor facing. DOC 1526 ff; LPC 5; PCPC 335; Sear 2553.TextImage
SB 2553 (2)Empire of Nicaea. Manuel II Palaeologus, AR one-eight Stavraton. 1.06 gr. Bust of Christ facing, dot to left and right / MANOVHL, Bust of Emperor facing. DOC 1526 ff; LPC 5; PCPC 335; Sear 2553.TextImage
SB 2553 (3)Manuel II, 1391-1423 AD. AR eighth hyperpyron. 1.9 g. Constantinople mint. Dot over barred IC-XC across upper fields, bust of Christ facing, right hand in sling of cloak; (K)-Π across centre fields / MAN(OVHL), bust of Manuel facing, wearing loros and domed crown with pendilia, dot to left and right. Type Sear 2553; Bendall 62; BMC 11-12.TextImage
SB 2554Manuel II. Palaeologos, AE tornese. 1391-1423 AD. Constantinople. Emperor, holding sceptre, and St. Demetrius, holding sword, each on horseback riding right / MANOVHL DECPOTIC around Palaeologan monogramm. Sear 2554; DOC 1598.TextImage
SB 2555Manuel II Palaeologus, 1391-1423 AD. AE Tornese. Constantinople. 1.04 gr. St. Constantine on left and Helena on right, standing facing; holding long cross between them with a short diagonal crossbar low on the shaft / + MANOVHL EN XW TW QW PICTOC BA, Bust of Manuel facing, nimbate, wearing collar of three tippets and holding cross-headed sceptre over shoulder. DOC 1599; LPC 7; PCPC 337; Sear 2555.TextImage
SB 2558Manuel II Palaeologus, AE Bronze tornese (1.60 gm). Constantinople. St. Demetrius, nimbate, on horseback right, brandishing sword / Nimbate bust of emperor facing, dot in left field, Palaeologan monogram in right field. DO 1601. Sear 2558.TextImage

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Manuel II Palaiologos (1393-1423), Constantinople, bronze follaro. Four stars in the angles of a cross / MANOVHL, Facing, crowned bust of Manuel, wearing loros. SB 2559, DO 1610.Text

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SB 2560Manuel II. 1391-1423. AE follaro. Constantinople mint. Christ, standing within almond shaped surround / MANVOVHL, Manuel II, standing, holding sceptre.TextImage
SB 2561Manuel II Palaeologus, AE assarion, 0.76 gr. Thessalonica. Retrograde Palaeologan monogram with lattice to left / Emperor on horseback right. LPC 1; PCPC 344; Sear 2561.TextImage
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