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Lot 4263

John II, Comnenus, 1118-1143. Gold Hyperpyron (4.4g) minted at Constantinople, first coinage ca. 1118-1122. IC XC. Nimbate Christ Pantokrator seated facing on backless throne, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Gospels in left. Reverse: + IWΔECΠOTH. Half-length figures facing of John, crowned by manus dei, wearing loros, and holding akakia in right hand, and nimbate Virgin, wearing pallium and maphorium; they hold between them patriarchal cross; above Virgin, ΘV; to right, monogram. DO 1; Sear 1938. Unusually well struck for the first issue of his reign. Superb Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,300.
The Hunter Collection.

Realized $776

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