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John V Palaiologos, Gold, Nomisma Hyperpyron, Constantinople, 1347-1353

 
 

Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

Λ to left of Virgin, Π to right.

Reverse

Christ standing at center blessing the kneeling figures of John V and John VI Kantakouzenos.

Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

Λ to left of Virgin, Π to right.

Reverse

Christ standing at center blessing the kneeling figures of John V and John VI Kantakouzenos.

Accession number BZC.2002.6
Ruler John V Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1347–1354
Associated Authority John VI Kantakouzenos
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Constantinople
Date 13471353
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 4.25 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

Siglon Λ Π is missing from DOC 5.1:184, table 24 (table only has Λ H), but see S. Bendall, “A Note on the Hyperpyra of John V and VI (1347–1354),” 297, siglon P. This coin may have come from the same hoard first mentioned by Bendall in “A Hyperpyron of Andronicus III and John V (AD 1341)?”

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin’s Selection, London, 23 March 2002