Extra Rare Byzantine Empire - John Ii Coronation Silver Tetarteron!

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Seller: venice.80 (870) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401903882451 ReignJohn II Comnenus 1118-1143 ADDenominationAR tetarteronDate StruckProbably 1118 ADMintCostantinopleObverseBust of Christ facing, nimbate, holding book of gospels in left arm and raising right hand in sign of benediction; IC - XC across fields.ReverseIω ΔECΠOT, crowned half-length bust of John facing, wearing loros and jewelled chlamys, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left.Weightgr. 3.78Diametermm. 20ReferenceUNPUBLISHED!GradeAbout VF (in hand nicer than the picture shows)CommentsThis extremely rare tetarteron was probably struck for ceremonial reasons (as might have been the emperor coronation) and it probably belong to the so called Cosmopolitan tetartera, minted in Constantinople. There are also some John II trachy exemplars with high silver content.

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