Co 202 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Alexios I from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Alexios I 40b, p. 238 (Thessalonica Fourth Coinage)
Description
Coin clipped down into half-moon with rounded and angular edge; obverse flatstruck.
Preservation comment
Wear: G/aVF. Slight, sparse chipping around edges; extensive, moderate pitting and flaking on obverse to sparse on reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 76, 91-92, no. 1181 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
20.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.33
Obverse Description
Facing bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros, holding globus cruciger in left hand and scepter cruciger in right hand (schematic?)
Reverse Description
Jeweled, radiate cross with one globule flanked by two pellets at end of each arm
Reverse Inscription
In angles, Ϲ - Φ | [ΑΛ] - Δ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 202 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Alexios I from Thessalonica).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0202>