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Rajput Dynasties of Saurashtra and Gujarat, c. 950-1050 AD, Drachm, 4.02g. Mitchiner Non-Islamic-423-6. Obv: Stylized head of king r. Rx: Stylized fire altar. These coins imitate Sassanian drachms.$90.00
Alexius III was a corrupt and ineffective leader, who plundered the empire for taxes and ever trying to advance the social standing of himself and his wife. He fled Constantinople in 1203, after a siege by the forces of the Fourth Crusade.
Alexius III 1195-1203 AD. AE Trachy. Constantinople. KE ROHQEI around, IC-XC to left and right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, right hand raised, holding scroll in left / ALEZIW DECP TW KOMNHNW, theta-WL to right, Alexius, crowned, and St Constantine, nimbate, each wearing divitision and loros, each holding a labarum and the two holding a patriarchal cross on globe between them. SB 2013, BMC 20ff.$20.00