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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2301. Estimate $1200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANDRONICUS I, Comnenus. 1183-1185 AD. AV Hyperpyron (4.48 gm). The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate, holding the head of the infant Christ before her; MHP QV to left and right / ANÐPONIKOC ÐECPOTHC, Andronicus, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ. DOC IV 1; SB 1983. Good VF, near full legends. ($1200)

Thessalonica was sacked by the Normans during this emperor's short reign.