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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

to left of Virgin, to right. above right between two groups of towers.

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 at left; legend at right struck off-flan.

ΛIIΛII

Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

to left of Virgin, to right. above right between two groups of towers.

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 at left; legend at right struck off-flan.

ΛIIΛII

Accession number BZC.2004.6
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1294–1320
Associated Authority Michael IX Palaiologos
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Constantinople
Date 12941320
Diameter 26.0 mm
Weight 3.89 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

This coin has an unknown siglon.

The blundered legend at left on the reverse, ΛIIΛII, is for ANΔPONIKOC.

Acquisition History

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