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Andronikos II Palaiologos, Gold, Nomisma Hyperpyron, Constantinople, 1294-1320

 
 

Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

 

Symbol

C to left of Virgin, P to right.

Reverse

Christ at center blessing the kneeling figures of Andronikos II, bearded, left, and Michael IX, beardless, right. IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Circular legend beginning at right, blundered at left.

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Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

 

Symbol

C to left of Virgin, P to right.

Reverse

Christ at center blessing the kneeling figures of Andronikos II, bearded, left, and Michael IX, beardless, right. IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Circular legend beginning at right, blundered at left.

ΛVTOPΛ-POMIΛN 

Accession number BZC.2004.2
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1294–1320
Associated Authority Michael IX Palaiologos
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Constantinople
Date 12941320
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 3.95 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

The siglon is missing in DOC 5.1:138, table 13 (variant of siglon 156 with  P). The coin is probably from the 1996 “Bulgarian hoard.”

Acquisition History

Purchased from A. H. Baldwin’s, London