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Byzantine Empire, Andronicus II Palaeologus and Michael IX, 21 May 1295 - 12 October 1320 A.D.
This combination of control marks (sigla) flanking the Virgin on the obverse is apparently unpublished. The reverse legend is difficult to discern but it appears to be variation identified by Sear as a rare.
SH14725. Gold hyperpyron, Bendall PCPC 185 (unlisted sigla), Sommer 80.2, SBCV 2396, Grierson 1293, DOC V -, VF, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 3.051g, maximum diameter 22.8mm, die axis 180o
, 1305 - 12 Oct 1320 A.D.; obverse Nimbate half-length facing figure of the Virgin Mary orans within city walls, four castles forming walls, MH monogram - X in lower fields; reverse AVTOKPATOPEC PWMAIWN?, Andronicus II bearded on left and Michael IX unbearded on right, both kneeling facing, Christ stands behind with hands over their heads in benediction, IC - XC across upper fields; rare sigla variety
Catalog current as of Saturday, August 17, 2019.
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