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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

|M to left of Virgin, large and B ligatured to right.   between towers above.

Reverse

Christ standing at center blessing the kneeling emperors Andronikos II, bearded, left, and Michael IX, beardless, right. IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Circular legend visible to left and right.

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Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

|M to left of Virgin, large and B ligatured to right.   between towers above.

Reverse

Christ standing at center blessing the kneeling emperors Andronikos II, bearded, left, and Michael IX, beardless, right. IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Circular legend visible to left and right.

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Accession number BZC.2004.5
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1294–1320
Associated Authority Michael IX Palaiologos
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Constantinople
Date 12941320
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 4.18 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

DOC 5.1:138, table 13, siglon 127. This coin is probably from the 1996 “Bulgarian Hoard.”

Acquisition History

From Simon Bendall, March 2004