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Byzantine Empire, Palaiologos Andronikos II, Gold Hyperpyron

Byzantine Empire, Palaiologos Andronikos II, Gold Hyperpyron



Byzantine Empire, Palaiologos Andronikos II, Gold Hyperpyron

Struck: 1282-1320

Gold hyperpyron, struck under Andronicus & Michael IX

Obverse: Bust of Mary within city walls
Reverse: Christ between Andronicus and Michael

Struck Constantinople

Weight: 3,3 grams

Very fine quality

Article code: MC 08003

Available: 0


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The gold solidus was a standard in international commerce until the eleventh century, when it began to be debased under successive emperors, beginning in the early 11th century.
Under Alexius I Comnenus (1081–1118) the debased solidus was discontinued and a new gold coinage was introduced, commonly called the hyperpyron. The hyperpyron was slightly smaller than the solidus.

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