Co 214 (Middle Byzantine follis, Anonymous Class K) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Coin
Not after (date)
Not before (date)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Obverse undertype: DOCIV Alexios I 40a, pp. 236–238 (Thessalonica Fourth Coinage)
DOCIII Anonymous Folles Class K, pp. 702-703, pl. LXVIII
Preservation comment
Wear: VG. Slightly nicked edges; extensive pitting and rare gouging. One small area of rough corrosion on obverse center.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1211 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12)
Has denomination
Numismatic Authority
Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118)
Numismatic Diameter (mm)
Numismatic Weight (g)
Obverse Description
Overtype: Facing bust of Christ facing with cruciform nimbus, wearing [tunic and himation], holding Gospels; within border of large dots
Obverse Description
Undertype (axis 4): jeweled, radiate(?) cross one large globule flanked by two pellets at ends of arms
Obverse Inscription
Overtype: to left and right of figure, ΙⲤ - Χ[Ⲥ]
Obverse Inscription
Undertype: in angles of cross, Φ - Ⲥ | ΑΛ - [Δ]
Reverse Description
Facing three-quarter-length figure of the Virgin Mary, numbate, in orans position, wearing tunic and maphorion; within dotted border
Reverse Inscription
To left and right of head, ΜΡ – Θ[Υ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Jesus Christ (Visual Motif)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 214 (Middle Byzantine follis, Anonymous Class K).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <>