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Andronikos II Palaiologos, Gold, Nomisma Hyperpyron, Constantinople, circa 1303-1320

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Virgin within walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

B to the left of Virgin, to right.

Reverse

Christ at center blessing Andronikos II, left, and Michael IX, beardless, right. IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Blundered legend in right field, left legend is illegible.

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Obverse

Bust of Virgin within walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

B to the left of Virgin, to right.

Reverse

Christ at center blessing Andronikos II, left, and Michael IX, beardless, right. IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Blundered legend in right field, left legend is illegible.

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Accession number BZC.2002.17
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1282–1328
Associated Authority Michael IX Palaiologos
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Constantinople
Date circa 13031320
Diameter 25.0 mm
Weight 2.77 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

On dating to 1303 rather than to 1310, see DOC 5.1:134.

Cf. PCPC 35, no. 128.2 (similar, but not these sigla; here sigla 142).

Acquisition History

From A.H. Baldwin's Stock, 6 September 2002