Andronicus I, September 1183 - 12 September 1185 A.D.
Andronicus was a wanderer and soldier of fortune. His reign was short and violent. When called to the throne to replace his cousin, Manuel I, he was determined to eliminate corruption. When the Normans sacked Thessalonica and Constantinople was threatened, Andronicus was killed by a mob.
Andronicus II & III, Joint reign 2 February 1325 - 24 May 1328 A.D.
After Andronicus II did not select his popular grandson and namesake as heir, Andronicus III rose in revolt. Even after they agreed to reign jointly, grandfather and grandson were at war. In 1328 the grandson took the city by surprise and forced his grandfather to abdicate. Although at first he retained his titles and his home in the palace, in 1330 he was forced into a monastery. Old and blind, Andronicus II died on 13 February 1332.
BZ15429. Gold hyperpyron, DOC 503, S 2461, VF, clipped, weight 21.0 g, maximum diameter 2.352 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople mint, 2 Feb 1325 - 1328 or possibly to 1330 A.D.; obverseNimbateVirgin Maryorans, within city walls, four castles forming walls, N - X across fields; reverse Andronicus II on left and Andronicus III on right, kneeling facing, Christ stands behind with hands over their heads in benediction; SOLD