Co 64 (Genoese denaro of Dorino I Gattilusio from Mytilene) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
Lunardi1980, G13, pp. 264-265 (mint of Mytilene and Ainos)
Comparanda
Schlumberger1878, p. 442, pl. XVI:35
Preservation comment
Wear: VF. Slight chipping and pitting along edge and on both faces; surficial gouging across obverse upper right; large patches of thin bronze disease across both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, no. 1245, p. 80 (R. Hohlfelder; published as “Uncertain, Frankish“)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
Denaro
Numismatic Authority
Dorino I Gattilusio
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
16.0
Numismatic Mint
Mytilene
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.4
Obverse Description
Crest of the Palaiologoi in beaded border: tetragrammatic cross (Greek cross with dimpled arms and betas or firesteels in angles)
Obverse Inscription
✠ DORƗVS ✶ TOMƗ
Reverse Description
Two-headed eagle facing with escutcheon of the Gattilusi (scale pattern) on chest
Reverse Inscription
To lower left and right, D – M
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Billon (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eagle (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 64 (Genoese denaro of Dorino I Gattilusio from Mytilene).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0064>