of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine , c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.
The emperor's name and portrait are not of the design on the types referred to as . Instead of the earthly , these coins depict Jesus Christ, of Kings.BZ84502. Bronze , of Christ, class A3; 1818; ornaments 45, VF, green , , detail of not fully struck, encrustations, 10.063 g, maximum 31.0 mm, 180o, Greek(?) mint, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; EMMANOVHL, facing of Christ, wearing with crescent in each limb of , , and , holding gospels with both , to left IC, to right XC; IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ of Kings), above and below ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, Frankish , Principality of Achaea, Louis of Burgundy, 31 Jul 1313 - 2 Aug 1316
Louis of Burgundy was a younger son of II, Duke of Burgundy and Agnes of France. On 31 Jul 1313, he married Matilda of Hainaut to whom of Taranto gave the Principality of Achaea. Louis ceded his family lands in Burgundy to his elder brother in exchange for the title of "King of ." Matilda and Louis arrived separately in Achaea, she sailing directly from Marseille to Navarino with 1,000 troops, while Louis came by way of Venice to solicit aid from the Republic. Matilda's army was defeated on 22 Feb 1316 by Ferdinand of Majorca, who also claimed the principality. Ferdinand was defeated by Louis and killed in battle on 5 Jul 1316. Four weeks later, Louis died. The Chronicle of the Morea attributes his death to a fever, while the Catalan Declaratio summa states that he was poisoned by John, count of Cephalonia. His death left Achaea in an unsettled state, with his brother Eudes, his wife, and the Angevins all attempting to gain it.ME71110.
, 29, 993 - 996, XII 23, aVF, coppery spots, 0.599 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 135o, Clarentza mint, 1313 - 1316; + LODOVIC•D•B•P•AChE, ; + DE CLARENCIA annulet after , castle tournois, annulet left; very ; SOLD
, Principality of Achaea, William II of Villehardouin, 1246 - 1278
William of Villehardouin became Prince of Achaea when his brother Geoffrey II died in 1246. He conquered the remaining territory of the and built the fortress of Mistra near Sparta. In 1249 he accompanied Louis IX of France on the Seventh Crusade, joining him in with 400 knights and 28 ships. Louis gave him a license to mint coins in the of royal French money. William defeated Venice in the War of the Euboeote Succession and defeated the Duke of Athens in 1258, reaffirming his power over the duchy. In 1259 he formed an with the Despotate of against Nicaea. He led the Achaean forces against the Nicaeans, but the Epirote army deserted and William was defeated. He fled and hid under a haystack, but was captured. He remained captive until 1262 and permanently lost all his power.CE76935. Bronze denier,
p. 356, 3; 2001.87.24442; pl. XII, 7, aF/aVF, thin holed , rough, 0.683 g, maximum 18.2 mm, Corinth mint, Genoese occupation, c. 1250; G. P. - AC-CA-IE, long , extending beyond inner circular and dividing ; COR-INT-VOm (clockwise from 2:00, N appearing as H, Om ), fortified castle, flanked by pellets above; ex Varesi auction 42 (17 Nov 2003), lot 1563; ; SOLD
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