Co 241 (Middle Byzantine bronze tetarteron of Alexios I) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Alexios I 43, p. 239, pl. VII (“Uncertain Mint (Greece?)”)
Description
Angular cutting of coin along obverse left edge.
Preservation comment
Wear: F+. Several slight nicks in edge all around; minor pitting and patch of flaking and gouge on reverse; incipient pale bluish bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1218 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Byzantine”)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
18.0
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.44
Obverse Description
Facing full-length figure of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holding Gospels in left hand
Obverse Inscription
[I]Ⲥ – XⲤ
Reverse Description
Facing full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros, holding globus cruciger in left hand and [labarum] in right hand
Reverse Inscription
[☩ Α]ΛⲈ-[ΞΙⲰ ΔⲈⲤ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Jesus Christ (Visual Motif)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 241 (Middle Byzantine bronze tetarteron of Alexios I).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0241>