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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.
SH70958. Gold hyperpyron
, DOC V
493 - 497; Bendall PCPC
185.1 (sigla 4); Lianta
1294; B-D LPC
p.108, 1; SBCV
2461, VF, flat strike areas, graffiti
, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
4.311g, maximum diameter
25.5mm, die axis
, 2 Feb 1325 - 1328 A.D.; obverse
half-length facing figure of the Virgin Mary
, within city walls with four towers, pellet above left between castles, lis left, A right; reverse
AN∆PON − AN∆PON (or similar, blundered, obscure), 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
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 26, 2019.
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