|Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 107||Auction date: 16 March 2023|
|Lot number: 1537|
Price realized: 110 GBP (Approx. 133 USD / 125 EUR) Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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John III Ducas-Vatazes Æ Hyperpyron. Emperor of Nicaea. Uncertain mint, AD 1222-1254. Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; three pellets below the raised arm of Christ, IC-XC across upper fields / John standing facing, holding labarum with two pellets on shaft and akakia, being blessed by the Theotokos; IѠ ΠЄ Π (or similar) downwards to left, ΘV Ѡ Π Φ (or similar) downwards to right. Roma Numismatics - Studia Nummorum 07122021#02, Sigla B, 21 (O2 - this coin); for prototype, cf. DOC 9b and Sear 2073. 2.49g, 25mm, 7h.
This coin cited in S. Bendall, 'An Unusual Hoard of Hyperpyra of John III' (2018), Roma Numismatics - Studia Nummorum 07122021#02. Available online at: romanumismatics.com/ejournal;
From the inventory of a UK dealer.
Estimate: 50 GBP