John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Trachy (Bronze, 27 mm, 3.30 g, 6 h), Magnesia. Christ, nimbate, standing front on dais; in fields, IC - XC / X/Λ/Λ - KI/T/H/C. Rev. John III standing facing, wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros, holding labarum in his right hand and sword in his left; to right, O/Δ[/૪/KΛ/C]. DOC 42. SB 2096. Minor deposits and with some marks, otherwise, very fine.
From the collection of Dr. Max Blaschegg (1930-2021, with collector’s ticket), ex Rauch 5-8 December 2011, 2317.