John III Ducas (1222-1254). Debased AV Hyperpyron scyphate. Empire of Nicaea, Magnesia mint, 1222-1254. D/ Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, cross-nimbate; right hand raised to benediction and left hand holding book of Gospels. R/ John III standing facing; being crowned and blessed by the Virgin Mary, standing left. DOC 5. Sear 2073. g. 2.67 mm. 24.50 An attractive example. Nice reddish toning. Good VF/About EF.