Ivan Alexander and Michael Ansen, Bulgaria, 1331-1371 AD, AR Grosh - Very Fine

The long reign of Ivan Alexander is considered a transitional period in Bulgarian medieval history. Ivan Alexander began his rule by dealing with internal problems and external threats from Bulgaria's neighbours, the Byzantine Empire and Serbia, as well as leading his empire into a period of economic recovery and cultural and religious renaissance.

Obverse: Christ standing in front of throne, hands raised in benediction

Reverse: Ivan and Michael standing facing holding cross-tipped scepter and labarum with chi-rho

21mm / 1.47 grams

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