Co 495 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Alexios I from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show fewer links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Alexios I 40a, pp. 236–238 (Thessalonica Fourth Coinage)
Description
Coin clipped down into uneven heptagon, with two rounded segments.
Preservation comment
Wear: G/VG. Extensive, slight pitting and rare scratching; incipient delamination on obverse?
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 76, 91-92, no. 1185 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
18.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
4.32
Obverse Description
Facing half-figure of emperor wearing diadem and [jeweled] loros, holding globus cruciger in left hand and scepter cruciger in right hand
Reverse Description
Jeweled, radiate cross on two steps with one large globule and two small pellets at end of each arm
Reverse Inscription
In angles of cross, Ⲥ – Φ | ΑΛ – Δ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph