Gold (EL) Aspron Trachy - Eastern Roman-Byzantine, c. 1118-1143 AD.
Ruler: John II Comnenus.
Obv: Christ Nimbate seated on throne with Gospels.
Rev: Virgin Nimbate standing on rt, John standing on left holding Labarum & Akakia.
John II Comnenus (''John the Good'' or ''John the Beautiful''), was the eldest son of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Irene Doukaina. The second emperor of the Komnenian restoration of the Byzantine Empire.
John was a pious and dedicated monarch who was determined to undo the damage his empire had suffered following the battle of Manzikert, half a century earlier.