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Hyperpyron (Coin) of John II Comnenus

A work made of gold.
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  • A work made of gold.

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.

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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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