ALEXIUS I GOLD HYPERPYRON – SPECIMEN FROM CONSTANTINOPLE WITH A WONDERFUL IMAGE OF CHRIST ENTHRONED – AU NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 17382)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. ALEXIUS I, AD 1081-1118.
Gold Hyperpyron, 30 mm. Issue of Constantinople.
Obv. + KЄ ROHΘЄI, Christ Pantocrator enthroned, facing, raising his hand in benediction and holding the Gospols.
Rev. AΛEZIΩ ΔECΠOTH TΩ KOMNHNΩ, emperor standing, facing, holding labarum and globe with cross, hand of God (manus Dei) at right blessing him.
NGC graded AU, “wrinkled”, struck on a broad planchet and with a wonderful portrait of Christ.