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Manuel I, Comnenus:  April 8, 1143 - September 24, 1180


Manuel I Comnenus, AV Hyperpyron, 1143-1180, Constantinople
+KE RO_HQEI
Bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cruciger with five pellets in each arm, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, scroll in left; IC | XC across fields all in double-border
MA / NvHL / DEC / PO / TH | T / w / POR / QUR / OG / NH / T
Manuel standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and chlamys, labarum in right hand, globus cruciger surmounted by patriarchal cross in left, Magnus Dei in upper right field all in double-border
31mm x 33mm, 4.27g
SB 1956


Manuel I Comnenus, AV Hyperpyron, 1143-1180, Constantinople
+KE RO_QEI
Bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cruciger with five pellets in each arm, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, scroll in left; IC | XC across fields all in double-border
MA / NOV (N retrograde) / HL / DEC / PO / TH | Tw (ligate) / P / OR / Q / UR / GE / NH / wT
Manuel standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and chlamys, labarum in right hand, globus cruciger surmounted by patriarchal cross in left, + on inside of cloak, Magnus Dei in upper right field all in double-border
29mm x 31mm, 4.51g
SB 1956 variant

Note: Sear does not list a variant with a cross on the cloak field


Manuel I Comnenus, AV Hyperpyron, 1143-1180, Constantinople
+KE RO_HQEI
Bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cruciger with five pellets in each arm, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, scroll in left; IC | XC across fields all in double-border
MA / NvHL / DEC / PO / TH | Tw / POR / QU / PGe / NH / T
Manuel standing facing on dais, wearing crown, divitision and chlamys, labarum in right hand, globus cruciger surmounted by patriarchal cross in left, Magnus Dei in upper right field all in double-border
32mm x 34mm, 4.26g
SB 1956 variant

Note: Sear does not list a variant with standing on dais reverse.


Manuel I Comnenus, Billon Aspron Trachy, 1143-1180, Constantinople
. . / IC | . . / XC
Christ, seated facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, holding Gospels with left hand, double border
MANV_HL-DECPO
The Virgin, nimbate, standing facing on right, wearing pallium and maphorium, crowning with right hand emperor standing facing on left, wearing divitision and loros, three beads on collar, three beads on chest, five beads on belt, three beads on stola, labarum in right hand, globus cruciger in left, MP | ΘV across fields by Virgin, all in double border
30mm x 31mm, 3.93g
SB 1966 variant; Petzlaf --

Note: Sear does not list a variety with pellets in the field on the obverse.


Manuel I Comnenus, AE Tetarteron, 1143-1180, Thessalonica
Q / G / E | w / GI / OC
Bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion, shield in left hand, spear in right
MANVHL-DECPOT
Bust of Manuel I facing, wearing crown and loros, globus cruciger in left hand, labarum in right
21mm x 22mm, 5.49g
SB 1975


Manuel I Comnenus, AE Tetarteron, 1143-1180, Thessalonica
Q / G / E | w / GI / OC
Bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion, shield in left hand, spear in right
MANV_H-DECPOT
Bust of Manuel I facing, wearing crown and loros, globus cruciger in left hand, labarum in right
19mm x 22mm, 3.84g
SB 1975

 

Manuel I Comnenus, AE Tetarteron, 1143-1180, Thessalonica
MANVHL (DECPOTH)
Bust to waist of Manuel standing facing, labarum in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand
IC | XC
Cross with X on three steps
22mm, 5.18g
SB 1976


Manuel I Comnenus, AE Tetarteron, 1143-1180, Thessalonica
ME-DEC_T
Bust to waist of Manuel standing facing, labarum in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand
ICI | XC
Cross with X on three steps
20mm x 22mm, 4.83g
SB 1976v

Note: Variant for obverse and reverse legends


Manuel I Comnenus, AE Half Tetarteron (light standard), 1143-1180, Uncertain Greek Mint
(No legend)
Monogram 58
(No legend)
Bust of Manuel I facing, wearing crown and loros, globus cruciger in left hand, labarum in right
13mm x 15mm, 1.67g
SB 1979

 

Manuel I Comnenus, AE Half Tetarteron, 1143-1180, Uncertain Greek Mint
Q / GE / O | (?)
Bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion, shield in left hand, spear in right
MAN-DECP
Bust of Manuel I facing, wearing crown and loros, globus cruciger in left hand, labarum in right
17mm x 19mm, 2.05g
SB 1980
Ex Vel Garnett Collection