Co 256 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of Manuel I) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Manuel 22.1-9, p. 335 (uncertain Greek Mint Type A (Light Standard))
Description
Coin clipped down into somewhat uneven hexagon.
Preservation comment
Wear: VF. Very slight pitting. Small area of white bronze disease on reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 77, no. 1196 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
half-tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
16.0
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.11
Obverse
Cruciform monogram of emperor (bold)
Obverse Inscription
[Μ] | Δ - Π – Κ | Λ (large, somewhat uneven letters)
Reverse Description
Facing bust of beardless emperor, [crowned,] wearing stemma, divitision, collarpiece with six jewels, and panelled loros, holding labarum on long staff in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand; all within thin dotted border
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 256 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of Manuel I).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0256>