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Lot 4264

Andronicus I, Comnenus, 1183-1185. Gold Hyperpyron (4.53g). The Virgin, nimbate, enthoned facing wearing pallium and maphorium and holding before Her, nimbate head of the infant Christ facing. Reverse: Christ bearded with nimbus cross on right, and Andronicus, with forked beard on left, both standing facing; Christ wearing pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in left hand, with His right crowns the emperor, who wears divitision, loros and sagion and holds labarum and globus cruciger. In upper field IC - XC. DO 1.4; Sear 1983. Some graffiti in the left reverse margin not effecting the design. Very rare in such superb condition. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,300.

Realized $1,725

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