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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |The Restored Empire| > |Andronicus II| > SH14725
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.|, "There are two main variants of this type - those with six groups of towers and those with four groups of towers in the city walls. The change comes approximately mid-way in the reign and both varieties are equally common. Rare varieties are those with the figures of Andronicus and Michael transposed and those with the legend AVTOKPTOPEC PWMAIWN." - D. Sear.
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 on walls, MH monogram - X (sigla) in lower fields; reverse AVTOKPATOPEC PWMAIWN (clockwise from lower left), Andronicus II bearded on left and Michael IX unbearded on right, both kneeling facing, nimbate Christ stands between them with hands over their heads in benediction, IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Ihsos Xrists - Jesus Christ) flanking nimbus; rare sigla variety; SOLD










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