|1118 AD - 1143 AD|
|Hyperpyron / Υπέρπυρον AV 28
|4.08 g 27.3-28.4
Christ seated facing on throne without back, holding book of Gospels in left hand,
right hand raised in benediction; IC / XC with overbars on either side of nimbus;
double border of dots.
Half figures of Ioannes on left and the Virgin on right, both standing facing,
holding long patriarchal cross between them, with pellet on lower part of the shaft; the emperor holds scroll in right hand; IωΔECΠOTH in left field,
ΘV above head of Virgin and MHP to right, both with overbars; double border of dots.
Mint of Thessalonica (Sear: identifiable by smaller (~28 mm) and thicker flan).
BMC 18/19 (Constantinopolis); DO IV/1 4.9; Sear Byzantine 1947