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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

Ligature of Γ and Β to left of Virgin, Λ to right.

Reverse

Christ standing at center blessing Andronikos II, on right, and Andronikos III, on left, both bearded. Graffito on Christ’s robes. Traces of IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Circular legend is blundered.

Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

Ligature of Γ and Β to left of Virgin, Λ to right.

Reverse

Christ standing at center blessing Andronikos II, on right, and Andronikos III, on left, both bearded. Graffito on Christ’s robes. Traces of IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Circular legend is blundered.

Accession number BZC.2004.9
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1325–1328
Associated Authority Andronikos III Palaiologos
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Constantinople
Date 13251328
Diameter 23.0 mm
Weight 4.15 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup
Graffiti

Graffito on Christ’s robes (reverse).

Commentary

This coin has an unpublished siglon.

Acquisition History

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