MANUEL I ELECTRUM TRACHY – YOUNG CHRIST AND VIRGIN CROWNING EMPEROR TYPE – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 15991)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. MANUEL I, AD 1143-1180.
EL Aspron Tracy, 4.38 g, 33 mm.
Obv. Bust of youthful Christ, beardless, facing, raising right hand in benediction.
Rev. Manuel standing, facing, holding labarum and akakia, being crowned by the Virgin at right.
Sear 1957; DOC 2b.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, “lt graffiti”, with a nice depiction of the young Christ.