Co 261 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of John II from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show fewer 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