Co 261 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of John II from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV John II 16a.5, p. 272, pl. X (Thessalonica Type A)
Description
Coin clipped down into uneven pentagon or hexagon, with one rounded segment.
Preservation comment
Wear: VF. One large marginal flake from reverse left; extensive, minute pitting.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 76, no. 1189, pl. V (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
half-tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
12.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.43
Obverse Description
Facing full-length figure of Christ, bearded and nimbate, standing on [dias], wearing tunic and kolobion, holding Gospels in left hand; all within thin beaded border
Obverse Inscription
[IC] – XC
Reverse Description
Facing half-length figure of emperor, crowned, wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys, holding labarum sceptre in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand
Reverse Inscription
ΙⲰ ΔⲈⲤ[-ΠΟΤΗ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Jesus Christ (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 261 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of John II 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/co0261>