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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |The Restored Empire| > |Andronicus II| > BZ14454
Byzantine Empire, Andronicus II Palaeologus and Michael IX, 21 May 1295 - 12 October 1320 A.D.
|Andronicus| |II|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Andronicus| |II| |Palaeologus| |and| |Michael| |IX,| |21| |May| |1295| |-| |12| |October| |1320| |A.D.|, Although a brave and energetic soldier, Michael IX was defeated again and again. He made peace with Bulgaria by marrying his daughter to the Bulgarian emperor. After another defeat, he retired to Thessalonica, where his premature death at age 43 was in part due to grief over the accidental murder of his younger son Manuel by retainers of his older son Andronikos III.
BZ14454. Copper assarion, DOC V 694 - 697; B-D LPC p. 96, 46; Bendall PCPC 177; Grierson 1492; SBCV 2445; Sommer 80.20, VF, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 1.604g, maximum diameter 21.6mm, die axis 0o, 1295 - 1320 A.D.; obverse RWMAIWN AVTOKPATOPEC, Andronicus (left) and Michael holding labarum between them; reverse NIΩ; rare; SOLD











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