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Lot 201

Estimate: 1'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'000 CHF Price realized: 800 CHF
Andronicus I Comnenus, 1183-1185. Hyperpyron Nomisma, gold. AV 4.36 g. Virgin, nimbate, seated facing on throne with high back-rest, wearing pallium and maphorion; she holds beardless, nimbate head of infant Christ on breast; in upper field MHTHP - ΘEOV (in monograms); around, double border of dots. Rev. AN-ΔRONIKOC - ΔªCΠOTHC Emperor, on l., standing facing, wearing divitision, loros and sagion, holding globe cruciger on his l. hand, labarum with his r. hand; on r., bearded, nimbate Christ standing facing, wearing pallium and colobium, holding Book of Gospels in his l. hand, crowning emperor with his r. hand; in upper field, IC - XC; around, double border of dots. DO IV, 346.1.1; Sear 1983.
Scarce. Large flan. Extremely fine
Provenance: Auction Gorny & Mosch-Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH, Munich 146 (2006), 560.

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