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Hyperpyron (Coin) of Andronicus II Palaeologus and Michael IX

A work made of gold.
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Date:

1282-1328

Artist:

Byzantine

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays Andronicus II (on the left) and Michael IX (on the right). They are kneeling as Christ stands behind and crowns them.

On the back a bust of the Virgin lagrely lost, shown surrounded by city walls with four groups of towers.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Byzantine

Title

Hyperpyron (Coin) of Andronicus II Palaeologus and Michael IX

Origin

Byzantine Empire

Date

Struck 1282–1328

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: IC | XC

Dimensions

Diam. 2.5 cm; 3.67 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1411

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