Co 209 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Alexios I from Constantinople) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOC IV.1, 36, p. 234 (Type E, Constantinople)
Description
Flan clipped into irregular octagon.
Preservation comment
Wear: F/G. Small nicks around edges; slight, frequent pitting on faces; small patches of light blue bronze corrosion on reverse.
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
17.0
Numismatic Mint
Constantinople
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.7
Obverse Description
Nimbate bust of Christ facing enthroned, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left hand
Obverse Inscription
[IⲤ] – XⲤ
Reverse Description
Full-length figure of emperor, standing facing, wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros, and sagion, holding globus cruciger in left hand and long labarum in bent right arm
Reverse Inscription
[☩] ΑΛⲈ[ΞΙⲰ - ΔⲈⲤΠΟΤ] ΤⲰ Κ
Material
Bronze (Material)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 209 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Alexios I from Constantinople).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0209>