13 July 2000
Hyperpyron, Andronicus III, on left, kneeling before Christ, standing on right, who blesses him, rev. standing figures of Anna of Savoy, left, holding sceptre and John, right, holding akakia and sceptre (DO 942; S.2466), double struck, very fine, rare
Purchased Spink and Son, September 1970
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John V was only nine years old at the time of his father's death. This coin depicts his recently deceased father on the obverse, and his mother, Anna of Savoy, on the reverse. Anna, who acted as regent until 1347, holds a sceptre.
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