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ID:     7989
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Andronicus I, Comnenus
Date Ruled:     AD 1183-1184
Metal:     Billon
Denomination:     Aspron trachy
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1183-1184
Diameter:     30 mm
Weight:     3.8 g
Obverse Legend:     MP - ΘV
Obverse Description:     The Virgin standing facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; she holds before her the nimbate head of the infant Christ, MP - ΘV (Mother of God)
Reverse Legend:     ΑΝ∆ΡΟΝΙΚΟΧ ∆ΣΧΠΟΤΗΧ
Reverse Description:     Christ, with nimbus cr. on right and Andronicus on left; Christ wears pallium and colobium, holds book of Gospels and crowns the emperor; Andronicus wears divitision, loros and sagion and holds labarum and globus cruciger between their heads
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 1985
Reference2:     DOC IV, part 1, 3
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=3013