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Andronicus Comnenus' rule was a reign of terror. The terrible public tortures and executions disturbed the populace, and when an assassination attempt against his rival Isaac Angelus failed, Andronicus was captured and subjected to the same horrific torture which he himself had meted out.
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SB 1983
Andronicus I, Comnenus. 1183-1185. AV Hyperpyron 4.49 gm. Constantinople mint. MHP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, seated facing, holding the nimbate head of the infant Christ before her / ANDPONIKOC DECPOTHC, IC XC across fields, Andronicus, crowned, with forked beard, standing on the left, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Christ, holding book of gospels in left hand. DOC IV 1.6; SB 1983.Text

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SB 1984
Andronicus I, AD 1183-1185. Electrum aspron trachy, Constantinople. QKE ROHQEI to left, MTP-QV across fields, Mary standing facing on dais, nimbate, both hands raised ("orans"), on her breast, nimbate head of the infant Christ facing / ANDPONIKW DECPOTH, Andronicus, with forked beard, standing on left, crowned, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and akakia, being crowned by Christ, bearded and with nimbus cross, standing on the right and holding book of Gospels. Hendy 11-12. Sear 1984.Text

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SB 1985
Andronicus I, AD 1183-1185. Billon aspron trachy, Constantinople. MTP-QV across fields, Mary standing facing on dais, nimbate, holding before her the nimbate head of the infant Christ / ANDPONIKOC DECPOTHC, IC XC across fields, Andronicus, crowned, with forked beard, standing on the left, wearing loros (no sagion/short cloak), holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Christ, holding book of gospels in left hand. Sear 1985.Text

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SB 1965
DOC 3a
Andronicus I, Constantinople, Billon aspron trachy, 29mm. MHP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, standing facing on dais, holding before her the nimbate head of infant Christ facing left / ANDRONIKOC DECPOTHC, IC XC (overscored) at upper right, full-length figure of emperor on left, wearing loros with two jewels between the waist and collar-piece, holding labarum-headed sceptre and cross on globe, crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate, holding book of gospels in left hand. Sear 1985; Dumbarton Oaks 3a.TextImage
SB 1985
DOC 3b
Andronicus I, Constantinople, Billon aspron trachy, 30mm. MHP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, standing facing on dais, holding before her the nimbate head of infant Christ facing left / ANDRONIKOC (DECPOTHC), IC XC at upper right, full-length figure of emperor on left, wearing loros with 3 jewels on the loros between the waist and collar-piece, holding labarum-headed sceptre and cross on globe, crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate, holding book of gospels in left hand. Reverse is double-struck resulting in two Christs. Sear 1985; Dumbarton Oaks Collection 3b.TextImage

SB 1986
Andronicus I AE20 Tetarteron, Constantinople mint. MHP-QV to left and right of facing bust of Mary, holding nimbate head of the infant Christ facing / ANDRONIKOC or ANDRONIKOC DECPOTHC or similar, IC-XC above and to right, Andronicus, full length figure standing on left, crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds labarum on long shaft and akakia in left; Christ holds book of gospels in left hand. DOC 5; SB 1986.Text

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SB 1987
Andronicus I, AE Tetarteron, Thessalonica. MP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, bust facing, hands raised, the nimbate head of the infant Christ facing left before her / ANDRONIKOC, Andronicus, crowned, with forked beard, half-length figure facing, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1987, BMC 13-16.Text

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SB 1989Andronicus I, AE 18mm Half Tetarteron, uncertain Greek mint. (Same as SB1987 but smaller, usually ca. 15mm.) MHP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, both hands raised ("orans"), on her breast the nimbate head of the infant Christ / ANDRONIKOC, crowned, half-length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing scaramangion and saigon and holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1989; DOC 8.TextImage
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