John VIII Palaelogus (1423-1448). AR stavraton (22mm, 6.70...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionJohn VIII Palaelogus (1423-1448). AR stavraton (22mm, 6.70 gm, 4h). NGC AU 4/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, book of Gospels in left hand; IC-XC across fields, pellets within double border around / + IΩANHC ΔECΠOTIC O ΠΑΛЄΟΛΟΓOC / ΘV XAPITI AVTOKPATOP, nimbate bust of John VIII facing, crowned and wearing loros; pellet in left and right fields. Sear 2564 (AR half-hyperpyron).
Ex CNA (CNG) XIX (19 February 1992), lot 580.
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