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    John II Comnenus "the Good" (1118-1143). AV hyperpyron (31mm, 4.23 gm, 6h).  Thessalonica, 1137-1143. KERO - HΘЄI, 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, barred IC - XC flanking head / IΩ/ΔΕC/ΠΟ/ΤΗ in four lines, facing full-length figures of John, on left, wearing crown and loros, holding globus cruciger in left hand, and the Virgin Mary, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, MP - ΘV bracketing her, each gripping patriarchal cross between them with inner hand. Sear 1949. DOC 7b. Well struck on a broad flan. Right edge a bit bent. NGC (photo-certificate) MS 4/5 - 3/5, graffiti, wrinkled.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Private purchase from Spink & Sons, London, July 1997.


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