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John VIII Palaiologos (1425–1448)

 
 

Obverse

Christ standing before a low throne, his right hand raised in blessing, a book in his left. Sigla at left and right: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Phi in left field. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor John standing, bearded, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a cross–sceptre in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Inscription in two columns on either side. Border of dots.

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Ἰω(άννης) ἐν Χ(ριστ)ῷ αὐτωκράτωρ ὁ Παλαιολόγος

Obverse

Christ standing before a low throne, his right hand raised in blessing, a book in his left. Sigla at left and right: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Phi in left field. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor John standing, bearded, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a cross–sceptre in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Inscription in two columns on either side. Border of dots.

Ι
ε
χ
ΑυΩ
κρ
τ
ο
π
ι
ο
ο
σ

Ἰω(άννης) ἐν Χ(ριστ)ῷ αὐτωκράτωρ ὁ Παλαιολόγος

Accession number BZS.2012.08.21
Diameter 38.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννης ἐν Χριστῷ αὐτωκράτωρ ὁ Παλαιολόγος.

John Palaiologos, emperor in Christ.