Exceptionally well preserved and among the finest known
Lot 363
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27 mm, 4.20 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis. Bust of Virgin Mary, orans, within city walls furnished with six groups of towers. Rev. X/M[...] - O/ΠΑ/ΛЄ/O/Λ Emperor kneeling slightly to right, being presented by Archangel Michael to Christ enthroned slightly to left and holding book of Gospels in his left hand. SB 2243. Perfectly struck on a broad flan and with a truly remarkable obverse. An exceptional piece and certainly among the finest known. Minor graffiti and with some weakness on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the collection of Dr. Max Blaschegg (1930-2021, with collector’s ticket), ex Sternberg XIII, 17-18 November 1983, 1169.
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500 CHF
Hammer price:
2000 CHF
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Closing time: 20-Aug-22, 15:01:00 CEST
All winning bids are subject to an 18.5% buyer's fee.


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