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Andronikos II Palaiologos, Copper, Stamenon, Constantinople, 1288-1289

 
 

Obverse

Three-quarter figure of Andronikos II Palaiologos wearing loros, on left, being blessed by Virgin on right. Cross scepter in right hand, akakia in left hand. In field above, ΘV. Portions of circular inscription visible at 12h.

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Reverse

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Obverse

Three-quarter figure of Andronikos II Palaiologos wearing loros, on left, being blessed by Virgin on right. Cross scepter in right hand, akakia in left hand. In field above, ΘV. Portions of circular inscription visible at 12h.

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Reverse

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Accession number BZC.2006.23
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1282–1328
Metal Copper
Denomination Stamenon
Mint Constantinople
Date 12881289
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 1.31 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

This is coin is of the second indiction. Cited in DOC 5.1:85, table 3, no. 1 and plate 34, as Class XII.

LPC 46, no. 13.

T. Bertelè, Numismatique byzantine: Suivie de deux études inédites sur les monnaies des Paléologues, 134, no. 1.

A. Veglery and A. Millas, “Bronze Coins of Andronicus I Comnenus Gidon (1222–1235),” no. 12.

A. Veglery and A. Millas, “Rare Copper Coins of the Laskarids (1204–1261) and Palaeologids (1258–1453),” 142, no. 12.

 

Acquisition History

From Simon Bendall’s collection, August 2006