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ID:     35563
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     John VIII, Palaeologus
Date Ruled:     AD 1423-1448
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Quarter hyperpyron
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 19 January 1421 - 31 October 1448 A.D.
Diameter:     19.2 mm
Weight:     2.994 g
Die Axis:     1.5 h
Obverse Legend:     IC - XC
Obverse Description:     Bust of Christ facing, cross nimbus, tunic and himation, r. raised in benediction, Gospels in l., double border with eight pellets between
Reverse Legend:     ΙΩΑΝΗΧ ΒΑΧΙΛΣςΧ ( ∆ΣΧΠΟΤΙΧ) Ο ΠΑΛΣΟΛΟΓΟΧ (illegible)
Reverse Description:     Bust of John VIII facing, bearded, nimbate, wearing crown with pendilia and scalloped tippet, one pellet in both left and right fields
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 2565
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=41062