EL aspron trachy (30mm, 3.28 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 4/5. Virgin, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding nimbate head of infant Christ on lap; barred MHP (ligate)-TV across fields / ICAAKIOC, Isaac II (on left), standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia and jeweled chlamys, cruciform scepter in right hand, akakia in left, Archangel Michael (on right), standing facing, wearing nimbus cruciger and military attire, reaching up with right hand to crown Isaac, jeweled scepter in left; T in middle field between heads, X/M in right field. Struck during a period of great tension between the Byzantine Empire and the Western European Crusader forces, this coin is symbolic of Manuel's desire to preserve the power and independence of the Byzantine realm from the ever-threatening Latins. The patriarchal cross on the reverse of the coin, a major symbol of Orthodox Christianity, would have signaled Isaac's desire to protect his people, empire, and faith from the hostile Roman Catholic Crusaders, as would the depiction of the messiah.
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