Co 215 (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
Flan cut down into irregular pentagon.
Preservation comment
Wear: VG/F. Slight cracking and pitting around edges and on both faces; incipient cratering.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 76, 91-92, no. 1182 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
20.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.06
Obverse Description
Jeweled, radiate cross with one globule and two small pellets at end of each arm, on stepped platform
Obverse Inscription
In angles of cross, [Ⲥ] - Φ | ΑΛ - Δ
Reverse Description
Facing bust of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, and [jeweled loros], holding globus cruciger in left hand and scepter cruciger in right hand
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Obverse Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 215 (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/co0215>