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Michael VIII, Palaeologus:  August 15, 1261 - December 11, 1282
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Michael VIII Palaeologus, AV Histamenon Nomisma Scyphate, 1261-1282, Constantinople
(No sigla across fields, five pellets in upper left field)
Bust of the Virgin orans within city walls with six groups of towers, all within double border
... / P / P / T | IC / C | Q / P / L / L
Nimbate bust of Archangel Michael behind left, presenting Michael VIII, kneeling half-right, arms extended to Christ, nimbate, seated facing, placing his right hand on Michael VIIIís head in blessing, book of Gospels in left hand, all within double border
23mm x 26mm, 3.22g
SB 2243
Ex Harlan Berk, CICF Show, April 2009


Michael VIII Palaeologus, AV Histamenon Nomisma Scyphate, 1261-1282, Constantinople
A | K across fields
Bust of the Virgin orans within city walls with six groups of towers
+MI / DEC / PO / T | IC / CC | O / PL / LE / I
Nimbate bust of Archangel Michael behind left, presenting Michael VIII, kneeling half-right, arms extended to Christ, nimbate, seated facing, placing his right hand on Michael VIIIís head in blessing, book of Gospels in left hand
22mm x 25mm, 4.28g
SB 2243

Note: An exceptionally well struck and attractive example of this typically crude issue. Sear does not explain or footnote the varieties of the obverse field marks.


Michael VIII Palaeologus, AE Trachy, 1261-1282, Constantinople
The Virgin seated
Michael left and Archangel Michael standing left
23mm x 27mm, 2.43g
SB 2263


Michael VIII Palaeologus, AE Trachy, 1261-1282, Constantinople
Seraphim facing, wings spread
Michael enthroned, holding labaraum-headed scepter and akakia
22mm x 25mm, 2.94g
SB 2276


Michael VIII Palaeologus, AE Trachy, 1261-1282, Constantinople
M | X / A
Archangel Michael standing facing, sword in right hand
+ / M / A / N | P / O / L / G
Manuel standing facing, labarum in right hand, akakia in left
24mm x 28mm, 2.78g
SB 2283


Michael VIII Palaeologus, AE Trachy, 1261-1282, Constantinople
The Virgin enthroned
Michael enthroned, holding scepter and globus
24mm x 31mm, 1.59g
SB 2291


Michael VIII Palaeologus, AE Trachy, 1261-1282, Thessalonica
OA / AH | MI / TH O / C
St. Demetrius seated facing on throne with no back, holding sword across his knees
(No legend)
Michael VIII standing facing on left, labarum in right hand, akakia in left, Archangel Michael standing facing on right, crowning emperor
23mm x 27mm, 1.87g
SB 2295