John V Palaeologus, with Anna of Savoy (Regent), 1341-1391. Basilikon (Silver, 18 mm, 1.31 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1341-1347. ANA (MHP) ΘV Anna, seated facing, holding scepter, on low backless throne; on right, the Virgin seated left, blessing the empress; pellet in field between them. Rev. Tω Θω / IωENXω John, seated facing on right, beside Christ, on left, seated right and blessing the emperor; in field above, IC - XC. DOC -. LPC p. 138, 8. PCPC (283). SB 2509. A great rarity and an exceptional example, with complete legends, a bold strike, and lovely deep toning. Good extremely fine.