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    John II Comnenus "the Good" (1118-1143). AV hyperpyron (30mm, 4.26 gm, 6h).  Thessalonica, 1137-1143. Barred IX - XC, Christ Pantocrator seated facing on square-backed throne, with cruciform nimbus, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, holding book of Gospels cradled in left arm / IΩ/ΔΕ/CΠ/Ο/Τ in five lines, facing full-length figures of John, on left, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left, and the Virgin Mary, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, reaching up with right hand to bless John; ΘV between heads, MHP (ligate) to her right. Sear 1950. DOC 6. Hendy pl. 9, 12. Detailed strike on a broad flan. An unusually attractive example of this scarce type! NGC (photo-certificate) MS 4/5 - 4/5, wrinkled.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex "An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins" (Sotheby's New York, 2 November 1998), lot 570. 

    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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