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    John II Comnenus "the Good" (1118-1143). AV hyperpyron (29mm, 4.53 gm, 6h).  Thessalonica, AD 1118-1122.  Barred IC - XC, Christ Pantocrator seated facing on backless throne, with cruciform nimbus, wearing tunic and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left /  IΩ ΔECΠOTH, half-length figures of John, on left, wearing crown and loros, and the Virgin Mary, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorium, both hold patriarchal cross with pellet on shaft between them; above emperor, manus Dei and in right field, ΘV / MHR ligate bracketing the Virgin. Sear 1947. DO 4.9. Hendy pl. 9, 10. A few reddish deposits. NGC (photo-certificate) MS 4/5 - 4/5, wrinkled.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex William Herbert Hunt Collection (Sotheby's New York, 5-6 December 1990), lot 910. 

    This coin from the Dimitriadis Collection has been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. It may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. E-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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