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Hyperpyron (Coin) of John II Comnenus

A work made of gold.
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Date:

1118-1143

Artist:

Byzantine

About this artwork

On the front (obverse) of this coin, Christ is shown in majesty.
On the back (reverse), the virgin Mary crowns a standing emperor John II Comnenus, who stands holding a globe which is topped by a cross.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Byzantine

Title

Hyperpyron (Coin) of John II Comnenus

Origin

Greece

Date

Struck 1118–1143

Medium

Gold

Dimensions

Diam. 2.7 cm; 3.52 g

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne

Reference Number

1940.29

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