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Byzantine Empire, Andronicus III Palaeologus, 2 February 1325 - 15 June 1341 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.
BZ69160. Bronze assarion, SBCV 2481; DOC V 908 ff.; Sommer 82.3; Grierson 1499; Bendall PCPC 205; B-D LPC p. 126, 13, VF, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 2.752g, maximum diameter 22.6mm, die axis 0o
, 24 May 1328 - 15 Jun 1341; obverse cross ancrée-pommee, drop shape from each angle; reverse AVTOKPATO POMAION (clockwise from upper right), Andronicus III standing facing, bearded wearing crown with pendilia and chlamys, cruciform scepter in right over shoulder; SOLD
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