Co 505 (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 40a, pp. 236–238 (Thessalonica Fourth Coinage)
Preservation comment
Wear: F. Deep chip from one edge; extensive, slight pitting and fissuring across surface; extensive, delaminating flakes from both faces. Small spots of incipient light blue bronze disease.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 76, 91-92, no. 1186 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
3
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
19.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.51
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 globule flanked by two pellets at the end of each arm
Reverse Inscription
In angles, 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
Suggested citation
“Co 505 (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/co0505>