1 Hyperpyron, Byzantine Empire, 1118 - 1143

1 Hyperpyron, Byzantine Empire, 1118 - 1143

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Description (Brief)
One (1) hyperpyron coin, John II Comnenus
Byzantine Empire, 1118 - 1143
Obverse Image: Christ seated facing forward on throne without back, wearing a nimbus cross, pallium and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and in left hand holds the Gospels book; in left and right field, IC - XC.
Obverse Text: IC / XC
Reverse Image: Facing half-length figures of the Virgin nimbate on the right wearing a pallium and maphorium and John II on the left wearing crown, loros, and holding an akakia in right hand; they hold between them a patriarchal cross beneath the manus Dei.
Reverse Text: θV / MP / IW / ΔECΠOTH
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Object Name
date made
1118 - 1143
period of administration
1118 - 1143
head of government
John II
John II Comnenus Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.19 cm x 2.93 cm; 1/16 in x 1 5/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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