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Michael VIII Palaiologos, Gold, Nomisma Hyperpyron, Constantinople, circa 1270-1282

 
 

Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting six groups of towers. in upper left field, U in right field.

Reverse

Nimbate St. Michael presenting kneeling emperor to Christ, who is seated on a low throne and holds Gospels in left hand. Obscure to left of Christ, but XC to his right. Vertical legend at left and right.

X|M|Λ|C|X|T - O|Π|Λ

Symbol

C in lower left field and Δ in lower right field.

Obverse

Virgin orans within city walls connecting six groups of towers. in upper left field, U in right field.

Reverse

Nimbate St. Michael presenting kneeling emperor to Christ, who is seated on a low throne and holds Gospels in left hand. Obscure to left of Christ, but XC to his right. Vertical legend at left and right.

X|M|Λ|C|X|T - O|Π|Λ

Symbol

C in lower left field and Δ in lower right field.

Accession number BZC.2015.020
Ruler Michael VIII Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1258–1282
Metal Gold
Denomination Nomisma Hyperpyron
Mint Constantinople
Date circa 12701282
Diameter 23.0 x 24.0 mm
Weight 4.07 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

PCPC no. 5 (siglon 63).

Acquisition History

Elsen sale 125, 13 June 2015, no. 915, from the Henri Pottier Collection