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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Comnen Dynasty| > |Andronicus I| > BZ62298
Byzantine Empire, Andronicus I, September 1183 - 12 September 1185 A.D.
Andronicus was a wanderer and soldier of fortune. His reign was short and violent. When called to the throne to replace his cousin, Manuel I, he was determined to eliminate corruption. When the Normans sacked Thessalonica and Constantinople was threatened, Andronicus was killed by a mob.
BZ62298. Bronze tetarteron, DOC IV-1 6; Sommer 62.5; Hendy p. 19, 2; Morrisson BnF 62/Th/AE/01; Wroth BMC 13; CLBC I 5.4.2; Grierson 1113; Ratto 2171; SBCV 1987, gF, green patina, flan splits, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, weight 2.127g, maximum diameter 21.5mm, die axis 180o, Sep 1183 - 12 Sep 1185 A.D.; obverse facing bust of the Virgin Orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, the nimbate head of the infant Christ at her waist, MHP (ligate) - ΘV (Greek abbreviation: Mητηρ Θεου - Mother of God) across field; reverse AN∆PONI-KOC, half-length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown scaramangion and sagion, vexillum in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand; SOLD










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Byzantine Coins of Andronicus I