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    John II Comnenus "the Good" (1118-1143). AV hyperpyron (30mm, 4.25 gm, 6h).  Thessalonica, 1137-1143. Barred IC - XC, Christ Pantocrator seated facing on backless throne, with cruciform nimbus, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, holding book of Gospels cradled in left arm / On left, IΩ/ΔΕC/ΠΟ/ΤΗ in four lines; on right, ΦV/PO/ΓE/NH/T in five lines, flaking facing full-length figures of John, on left, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum in right hand and akakia in left, and the Virgin Mary, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, reaching up with right hand to bless John; MΘ between heads. Sear 1948. DOC 5. Hendy pl. 9, 11. Berk 347 (this coin). Well struck on a broad flan. NGC (photo-certificate) AU 5/5 - 3/5, graffiti, wrinkled.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex "An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins" (Sotheby's New York, 2 November 1998), lot 569. 

    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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