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Byzantine Empire, Andronicus II Palaeologus and Andronicus III, 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.
SH15431. Gold hyperpyron
, DOC V
501 var. (obverse
Sigla not listed, K∆ − A in table on p. 141), SBCV
2461, VF, flat centers
, clipped, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
2.828g, maximum diameter
21.9mm, die axis
, 2 Feb 1325 - 1328 or possibly to 1330 A.D.; obverse Nimbate
half-length facing figure of the Virgin Mary orans
within city walls, four castles forming walls,KΛ monogram
left, A right; reverse
AN∆[ − ]A, Andronicus II on left and Andronicus III on right, both bearded and kneeling facing, Christ stands in center behind with hands
over their heads in benediction
, IC - XC
(Greek abbreviation: Jesus Christ) flanking Christ's head
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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