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Byzantine Empire, Andronicus II Palaeologus and Andronicus III, 2 February 1325 - 24 May 1328 A.D.
The faces of Christ and the emperors are well struck and clear on the reverse, which is rare on this very crudely struck type.
SH38638. Gold hyperpyron, DOC V 502, Bendall PCPC 185.3 (sigla 14), Grierson 1294, SBCV 2461, VF, irregular and cracked flan, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 3.089g, maximum diameter 25.3mm, die axis 180o
, 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, 3 pellets over K left, 3 pellets over X right; reverse 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 flanking Christ's head; clear faces of Christ and the emperors on the reverse which is rare on this crudely struck type; SOLD
Catalog current as of Saturday, August 17, 2019.
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