Estimate: 150 CHF
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27 mm, 4.16 g), copying the hyperpyra of John III Ducas (Vatatzes) from Magnesia, probably struck under Baldwin II de Courtenay, c. 1240-1261. IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left; trefoil of pellets above throne to right. Rev. Fragmentary legend. John, on the left, standing facing, wearing divitision and loros, holding anexikakia in his left hand and labarum in his right, crowned by the Virgin, nimbate and standing facing on the right; at sides of the Virgin's head, MP - ΘV. DOC 9c. Hendy pp. 250-4. Cf. Metcalf p. 229f. SB -, but cf. 2073 for the issue of John III that it copies. Coppery hue. Very fine.