1 Hyperpyron, Byzantine Empire, 1185 - 1195

1 Hyperpyron, Byzantine Empire, 1185 - 1195

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Description (Brief)
One (1) hyperpyron coin, Isaac II Angelus
Byzantine Empire, 1185 - 1195
Obverse Image: Virgin enthroned facing front, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium and holding the nimbate infant Christ.
Obverse Text: MP / ΘV
Reverse Image: Isaac stands on left wearing crown, divitision, loros and holding labarum beside the Archangel Michael who stands, beardless and nimbate, wearing military attire; they hold between them a sheathed sword.
Reverse Text: I / CA / A / KI / OC / X / AP / X / MI
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Object Name
date made
1185 - 1195
associated date
Isaac II Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.11 cm x 3.4 cm; 1/32 in x 1 11/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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