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John V Palaiologos, Silver, Basilikon, Constantinople, 1341?

 
 

Obverse

Christ standing or seated on a backless throne at left, crowning John V Palaiologos, slightly kneeling at right. In upper central field, IC̅ XC̅. Circular inscription starting at 2h.

INNXΩ-TOΘ

 

Reverse

Virgin at right seated on backless throne blessing Anna of Savoy. Anna standing and holding scepter. MP in upper central field and Θ|V in right field. Blundered inscription of ANNA.

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Symbol

Pellet between figures.

Obverse

Christ standing or seated on a backless throne at left, crowning John V Palaiologos, slightly kneeling at right. In upper central field, IC̅ XC̅. Circular inscription starting at 2h.

INNXΩ-TOΘ

 

Reverse

Virgin at right seated on backless throne blessing Anna of Savoy. Anna standing and holding scepter. MP in upper central field and Θ|V in right field. Blundered inscription of ANNA.

Λ

Symbol

Pellet between figures.

Accession number BZC.2006.16
Ruler John V Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1341–1391
Associated Authority Anna of Savoy
Metal Silver
Denomination Basilikon
Mint Constantinople
Date 1341?
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 1.5 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Condition Severely cracked

Commentary

DOC 5.1:178, table 23, class II.

A. Veglery and A. Millas, “Gold and Silver Coins of the Time of John V,” 488, no. 7 (this coin).

Acquisition History

LHS Sale 97, 10 May 2006, lot 308, from the Protonotarios collection, from the Millas collection.