Michael VIII Palaeologus.
|Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 1296. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 September 2008.
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1261-1282. AV Hyperpyron (4.15 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. The Theotokos, orans
, within city walls with six towers; \
s flanking her head, HT monogram Δ to lower left and right / Michael VIII kneeling half-right, arms extended; above him, bust of the archangel Michael; to right, Christ seated facing, placing hand on Michael VIII’s head in blessing and holding Gospels; HT monogram between. DOC Class IIb (Bendall sigla 50); SB 2242. VF, slight shift strike on reverse.