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.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Hyperpyron (Coin) of John II Comnenus
- Struck 1118–1143
- Diam. 2.7 cm; 3.52 g
- Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne