Matthew Asen Cantacuzene, 1353-1357. Half Basilikon (Silver, 15 mm, 0.47 g, 12 h), Adrianopole (?), c. 1352. St. Michael on left, within city walls, holding scepter in right hand and sword in left, being blessed by St. John the Baptist on right, barefoot and wearing sheepskin, standing left; between them, monogram. Rev. KTKΣИ-ΛCΝ Matthew standing facing, holding cruciform scepter in right hand; star in left field. DOC -, but cf. pp. 190-1. S. Bendall, "A New Coin of Matthew Asen Cantacuzenus," NCirc 95, 1987, p. 40 var. P. Protonotarios, "Une monnaie de l'Empereur Asen Cantacuzène (1354-1357)," RN 1981, p. 98, fig. 2 var. PCPC 304; Sear 2543; SM 217, 2005, p. 7ff. (1290). Extremely rare - one of only a few coins recorded for this emperor. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Starting Price: 2000 CHF