Lot 733. Michael VIII Palaeologus. 1261-1282. AV hyperpyron. Class IIa. Constantinople.
Michael VIII Palaeologus. 1261-1282. AV hyperpyron (26 mm, 4.20 g, 6 h). Class IIa. Constantinople. Half-length figure of the Virgin facing, orans, within city walls with six towers; sigla: K | M / Michael facing, kneeling slightly right and being presented by Archangel Michael to Christ seated facing to right and holding Gospel book. DOC 15; PCPC 5 (sigla -, but cf. 23 [two pellets on rev.]); SB 2243. Minor hairline die-break in obverse margin, slight double strike on reverse. Good very fine.
Ex CNG E374 (11 May 2016), 633; Malter 81 (29 September 2002), 524.