1282 AD - 1328 AD

Andronicus II Palaeologus   Constantinopolis
Byzantine Empire

Ανδρόνικος Β' ο Παλαιολόγος   Κωνσταντινούπολις
Βυζαντινή Αυτοκρατορία

Hyperpyron / Υπέρπυρον AV 23
SHH 4338

4338 Andronicus II Constantinopolis Hyperpyron AV



4.10 g   21.8-24.7 mm   6:00 oclock   VF
Bust of the Virgin orans within city walls with six groups of towers;
B // B (retrograde) on either side of the Virgin in lower field; linear border.

Andronicus and Michael facing kneeling on either side of Christ who is blessing them;
blundered inscription Α // Ν // Λ // OΡ // N // Ι downward on left;
[X // M]
// Λ // Ε[C // Π // i] downward on right; IC / X[P] with overbars either side of nimbus; double linear border.
Constantinopolis mint 1294-1303, reign with Michael IX.
BMC 13/23; Dumbarton Oaks V/2 244 variant (B (retrograde) // B); LPC p.62, 1;
PCPC 127; Ratto 2228 variant; Sear Byzantine  2396