Co 416 (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, p. 238 (“barbarous style“; Thessalonica Fourth Coinage)
Preservation comment
Wear: flatstruck F-F+. Nicked edges; snapped edges or irregular pentagonal clipping?; sparse, slight pitting. Faint clouds of white bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 76, 91-92, no. 1184, pl. V (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
20.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.79
Obverse Description
Facing half-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type, holding in right hand scepter cruciger and in left hand globus cruciger; all within thin dotted border (overall uneven rendering)
Obverse Inscription
ΤⲰ - [ΚΟΜΗΝ]
Reverse Description
Jeweled, radiate cross on two steps with one globule flanked by two pellets at end of each arm; all within thin dotted border (overall uneven rendering);
Reverse Inscription
In angles, [Ⲥ] - Φ | [Α]Λ - Δ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 416 (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/co0416>