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Byzantine Empire. Isaac II Angelus, 1185-1195 AD. Constantinople. AU Hyperpyron, 4.51 gr., 27.6 mm.
Obv: the Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding the head of the infant Christ facing on breast; across fields: MHP ΘV.
Rev: ICAAKIOC ΔCC; Isaac standing facing on the left, wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros, holding cruciform sceptre, and the Archangel St. Michael standing facing on the right, wearing military tunic, breastplate and Saigon, holding sword-in-sheath between them; above: Manus Dei and O, in right field: XM.
Ref: DOC 1b.7-9; Sear 2001.
Obverse partly double struck. Extremely fine
From the European Ambassador collection, formed in the 1950’s and 1960’s.