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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 with pellet above and below to left of Virgin, M with pellet above and below to right.

Reverse

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

ΛNΛION-Λ-ΛII

Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

Γ with pellet above and below to left of Virgin, M with pellet above and below to right.

Reverse

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

ΛNΛION-Λ-ΛII

Accession number BZC.2004.8
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1325–1328
Associated Authority Andronikos III Palaiologos
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Constantinople
Date 13251328
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 4.22 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin has an unpublished siglon.

Bendall proposes to date the issues naming both emperors and depicting Andronikos III beardless, like this one, to the period between the signature of the treaty in July 1322 until February 1325 and Andronikos III’s coronation.

Acquisition History

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