NGC photo-certificate MS 4/5, 3/5 Manuel I Comnenus EL Aspron Trachy. Constantinople.
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Manuel I Comnenus (AD 1143-1180). EL aspron trachy (31mm, 4.19 gm, 5h). , edge chips. Constantinople, AD 1160-1164. IC-XC (barred), Christ standing facing on dais, bearded, wearing nimbus cruciger with five pellets in limbs, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left; eight-pointed star to either side / MA-NΩ-HΛ-O / ΘЄ/Ο/Δ/Ω/Ρ/OC, Manuel I, bearded (on left) and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate (on right) both standing facing, jointly holding patriarchal cross with large globus on base between them, emperor wearing crown, divitision and loros, right hand on pommel of sheathed sword on hip, saint wearing military attire with left hand on pommel of sheathed sword at hip. Sear 1959.