Co 233 (Middle Byzantine follis, Anonymous Class K) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIII Anonymous Folles Class K, pp. 702-704, pl. LXVIII
Preservation comment
Wear: P/G. One edge snapped off (or clipped) and slight, sparse nicking over other segments; somewhat sparse, moderate pitting to cratering and rare gouging. Faint incipient bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1217 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Byzantine, Uncertain“)
Axis (1-12
9
Has denomination
Follis
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
22.0
Numismatic Mint
Constantinople
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.29
Obverse Description
Facing bust of bearded Christ with cross nimbus, wearing [tunic and himation], holding Gospels; all within border of large dots
Obverse Inscription
To left and right, [IⲤ] – X[Ⲥ]
Reverse Description
Facing three-quarter-length figure of the Virgin Mary, numbate, in orans position, wearing tunic and maphorion; within border of large dots
Reverse Inscription
Μ[Ρ – ΘΥ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Jesus Christ (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 233 (Middle Byzantine follis, Anonymous Class K).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0233>