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Andronikos II Palaiologos, Gold, Nomisma Hyperpyron, Thessalonike, 1294-1320

 
 

Obverse

Virgin within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

K to left of Virgin, T to right. Five pellets above left and three pellets above right. 

Reverse

Christ standing at center blessing the kneeling figures of Andronikos II, bearded, left, and Michael IX, beardless, right. IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Traces of legend at left, legend at right obscure.

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Obverse

Virgin within city walls connecting four groups of towers.

Symbol

K to left of Virgin, T to right. Five pellets above left and three pellets above right. 

Reverse

Christ standing at center blessing the kneeling figures of Andronikos II, bearded, left, and Michael IX, beardless, right. IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields above emperors’ heads. Traces of legend at left, legend at right obscure.

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Accession number BZC.2006.39
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1294–1320
Associated Authority Michael IX Palaiologos
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Thessalonike
Date 12941320
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 4.13 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

Variant of DOC 5.2: plate 29, no. 479. This coin is also a variant of the Bendall siglon 202. Here the siglon has five pellets in the upper left quarter instead of three pellets.

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin’s Stock, 19 October 2006