For 57 years after the crusader armies sacked the city, Constantinople was ruled by Latin princes.BZ66600.
aspron , 11.22.1; p. 99, 95; 23; 68.20.1; 2043; -; -; -; -, gVF, double struck, 1.885 g, maximum 26.8 mm, 0o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 1235 - 1240; large on base, IC - X in upper quarters, NI-K in lower quarters; emperor standing facing, wearing , short military tunic, breastplate and , spear vertical in right hand, in left hand, obscure blundered on right; SOLD
In Hebrew, Michael means "who is like God." Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel, once as a "great prince who stands up for the children of your people." The idea that Michael was the advocate of the Jews became so prevalent that in spite of the rabbinical prohibition against appealing to angels as intermediaries between God and his people, Michael came to occupy a certain place in the Jewish liturgy. In the Book of Revelation, Michael leads God's armies and defeats Satan's forces. Christian sanctuaries to Michael appeared in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel, and then over time as a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil. By the 6th century, devotions to Archangel Michael were widespread both in the Eastern and Western Churches.BZ76983.
aspron , 11.15.1; , 2, 16; , P, pl. 27, 3; 68.15; 1256; 2036, gVF, , and struck, short open , exceptionally nice for the , 1.679 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 1225 - 1235; of Christ facing, right hand raised in scroll in left; archangel Michael, standing facing, , wearing a short military tunic, breastplate and , jeweled in right, in his left, X/A left, X/M right; SOLD
aspron , , 2, 25; 2044; 68.21.1; 11.1.3, 12; 68.21.1, gVF, 2.767 g, maximum 25.6 mm, 180o, (Salonika, ) mint, c. 1204 - 1224; , on left O/EM/A, facing of , , bearded, wearing tunic and , scroll in left; TWKOMN, full-length figure of the emperor, wearing , , and , headed in right, in left; SOLD
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