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

 
 

Obverse

Virgin orans within walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

Six-pointed star to left and right of Virgin. B K above and between towers to left and 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 on left and right.

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Obverse

Virgin orans within walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

Six-pointed star to left and right of Virgin. B K above and between towers to left and 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 on left and right.

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Accession number BZC.2004.12
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1325–1328
Associated Authority Andronikos III Palaiologos
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Constantinople
Date 13251328
Diameter 27.0 mm
Weight 4.22 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

See DOC 5.1:140, table 14, siglon no. 8.

Acquisition History

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