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Andronikos III Palaiologos, Silver, Half Basilikon, Constantinople, 1328-1341

 
 

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, nimbate, wearing military costume. Spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield. Circular inscription starting at 2h.

II·MTOC

 

Symbol

Lis in right field.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing at left wearing loros and crown, hands raised in adoration of the Virgin, who stands at right. M̅| in center, Θ̅|V in right field.

ΔOΗKO

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, nimbate, wearing military costume. Spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield. Circular inscription starting at 2h.

II·MTOC

 

Symbol

Lis in right field.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing at left wearing loros and crown, hands raised in adoration of the Virgin, who stands at right. M̅| in center, Θ̅|V in right field.

ΔOΗKO

Accession number BZC.2006.15
Ruler Andronikos III Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1328–1341
Metal Silver
Denomination Half Basilikon
Mint Constantinople
Date 13281341
Diameter 18.0 mm
Weight 1.4 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This is an unknown variety and a well-preserved specimen of DOC 5.1, no. 868, which is a badly preserved, pierced coin from the Peirce collection. Note the ligature of and Η on the reverse inscription.

Acquisition History

LHS Sale 97, 10 May 2006, Lot 292, from Protonotarios collection