Description: Obverse: Full-length figure of John II beardless, standing on dais, on l., crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-topped sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger; Christ wears tunic and kolobion; holds Gospel in l. hand. Reverse: Full-length figures of Alexios I, on l., and of Eirene, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft; both wear stemma (that of the empress is surmounted by triangular ornaments), divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; emperor holds anexikakia in r. hand.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IWΔЄC / TWN… (John, despot, of the Komnenoi) Reverse: +ΛΛЄΞIW …WN (Alexios…?)
Bibliography: DOC IV.1.21 Var.