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ID:     1104
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Andronicus I, Comnenus
Date Ruled:     AD 1183-1184
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Tetarteron
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1183-1184
Diameter:     19.6 mm
Weight:     3.59 g
Die Axis:     11.6666666667 h
Obverse Legend:     MP - ΘV
Obverse Description:     Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she holds before Her the nimbate head of the infant Christ, MP - ΘV (Mother of God)
Reverse Legend:     AN∆ΡONIKOC
Reverse Description:     Half-length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown scaramangion and sagion, holding labarum and globus cruciger
Mint:     Thessalonica
Primary Reference:     SBCV 1987
Reference2:     DOC 17a1-b3
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=3012