Co 244 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Manuel I from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Manuel I 19.6, p. 332, pl. XVI (Thessalonica Type B)
Comparanda
Morrisson1970 II.12-13, p. 722
Preservation comment
Wear: flatstruck VF. One long crack at obverse axis 11; rare, minute pitting; extensive surficial flaking. Patches of white bronze to pale blue disease on reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 77, no. 1206 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
20.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.07
Obverse Description
Facing half-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, collarpiece, and loros and holding [labarum] in right hand
Obverse Inscription
[ΜΑΝ-ǒΗ(Λ?) - ΔΕⲤ]-ΠΤ
Reverse Description
Plain radiate cross on three-stepped platform
Reverse Inscription
To left and right, IⲤ – XⲤ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 244 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Manuel 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/co0244>