Isaac II Angelus, Billon Trachy, Virgin enthroned
Billon; 31mm/4.7gm Constantinople mint ca. 1185-1195 AD
Con/ Extremely Fine; warm brown patina, well-centered and crisp strikes on both sides
Obv/ The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium; She holds before Her the nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus, MP - OV
Rev/ Isaac standing facing, wearing crown, divitision, loros with three gems and sagion ornamented with a star; he holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei.
Ref/ SBCV 2003.