Co 262 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Alexios I from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Alexios I 40b.1-5, p. 238 (Thessalonica Fourth Coinage)
Description
Coin clipped down into irregular heptagon, with one rounded side.
Preservation comment
Wear: F. Sparse, slight scratching and thin flaking; wide areas of differential wear.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 76, 91-92, no. 1183 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
7
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
22.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.92
Obverse Description
Jeweled, radiate cross [on two steps] with one large globule and two small flanking pellets at end of each arm and inscription in angles; all within narrow beaded border; rendering of forms is uneven
Obverse Inscription
In angles, Ⲥ - Φ | ΑΛ - Δ
Reverse Description
Half-length bust of Alexios facing, crowned, wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros, holding globus cruciger in left hand and scepter cruciger in right hand; all within narrow beaded border; rendering of figure is somewhat schematic
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 262 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Alexios 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/co0262>