Co 209 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Alexios I from Constantinople) [permalink] [show fewer links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Alexios 36, p. 234 (Constantinople Type E)
Description
Coin clipped down into uneven octagon.
Preservation comment
Wear: F/G. Small nicks around edges; slight, frequent pitting on faces; small patches of light blue bronze corrosion on reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1216 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Byzantine“)
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
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph