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352, Lot: 642. Estimate $100.
Sold for $110. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX. 1282-1328. Æ Trachy (23mm, 1.72 g, 6h). Constantinople(?) mint. Facing bust of the Virgin, orans, with bust of Infant Christ on breast; cross of pellets to either side / Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding long cross(?) between them. DOC 599-600 var.; LPC p. 76, 16-7 var.; Bendall & Donald, Additions –; PCPC 148-9 var.; SB 2416-7 var. VF, brown patina. Possibly an unpublished variant.

This issue is possibly unrecorded with the crosses of four pellets on the obverse. Also, the top of the object the emperors hold is flatly struck, and it is unclear if it is a long cross or labarum.