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Andronikos II Palaiologos, Billon, Tournesion (Tornese), Constantinople, 1282-1328

 
 

Obverse

Three-quarter figures of Andronikos II Palaiologos and military saint. Emperor holds labarum scepter in right hand and akakia in left hand. Saint holds cross scepter in left hand. No inscription.

Reverse

Cross potent with X at intersection. Inscription between two circular lines.

NPΩNIKOCΔECΠOC

Obverse

Three-quarter figures of Andronikos II Palaiologos and military saint. Emperor holds labarum scepter in right hand and akakia in left hand. Saint holds cross scepter in left hand. No inscription.

Reverse

Cross potent with X at intersection. Inscription between two circular lines.

NPΩNIKOCΔECΠOC

Accession number BZC.2006.13
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1282–1328
Metal Billon
Denomination Tournesion (Tornese)
Mint Constantinople
Date 12821328
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 0.63 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This is the second known specimen after PCPC 29, no. 95 (cited in DOC 5.1:148, siglon no. 4).

Acquisition History

LHS Sale 97, 10 May 2006, lot 262, from Protonatarios collection