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John V Palaiologos, John VII Palaiologos, Copper, Assarion, Constantinople, 1347-1354

 
 

Obverse

Christ seated on high-back throne, right hand raised in benediction, book in left hand. IC̅ XC̅ to left and right.

Symbol

on right inside the throne back.

Reverse

Two emperors standing, each holding a scepter cruciger and between them a long shaft. Blundered legend starting at 2h for autokratores Romaion.

SMON-ΛVTOKPΛ

Symbol

 

Obverse

Christ seated on high-back throne, right hand raised in benediction, book in left hand. IC̅ XC̅ to left and right.

Symbol

on right inside the throne back.

Reverse

Two emperors standing, each holding a scepter cruciger and between them a long shaft. Blundered legend starting at 2h for autokratores Romaion.

SMON-ΛVTOKPΛ

Symbol

 

Accession number BZC.2010.073
Ruler John V Palaiologos
John VII Palaiologos
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Constantinople
Date 13471354
Diameter 20.5 mm
Weight 1.63 g
Relation of Dies 5:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 5.2: plate 63, nos. 1199–1201, although these have  to left and right of the throne on the obverse  while this one has an to the right and also a slightly cup shaped fabric instead of a flat one.

PCPC 55, no. 296.

Acquisition History

Rob Freeman, from NAC Zurich, sale 56, 8 October 2010, lot 849