Andronicus I Gidon, Emperor of Trebizond, 1222-1235. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 27mm, 1.95 g 6), Nicaea (?). The Theotokos Sorotissa standing facing, nimbate, hands extended to right and wearing a maphorion; on shoulders and forehead, cruciform pellets; MP-ΘV across upper fields. Rev. IC-XC // O/X/A/Λ - K/H/Th/S Christ Chalkites standing facing, wearing a himation over a divitision and a cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. S. Bendall, “An Early Coinage of the ‘Empire’ of Trebizond?”, NCirc, June 2002, 1 and, idem, “A Further Note on a Possible Early Coinage of the Empire of Trebizond”, NCirc, August 2006, fig. 1. DOC IV pl. 37 (Uncertain of Nicaea) 1. SB 2148 (same) var.. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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