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Andronikos II Palaiologos, Gold, Nomisma Hyperpyron, Constantinople, 1325-1328

 
 

Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

Γ to left of Virgin, six-pointed star to right.

Reverse

Christ standing at center blessing the kneeling figures of Andronikos II, right, and Andronikos III, left, both bearded. IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Circular legend blundered at right.

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Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

Γ to left of Virgin, six-pointed star to right.

Reverse

Christ standing at center blessing the kneeling figures of Andronikos II, right, and Andronikos III, left, both bearded. IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Circular legend blundered at right.

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Accession number BZC.2004.11
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1325–1328
Associated Authority Andronikos III Palaiologos
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Constantinople
Date 13251328
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 4.2 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

See DOC 5.1:140, table 14, siglon no. 19.

Acquisition History

From Simon Bendall, March 2004, from the “Bulgarian hoard,” 1996