Co 537 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of Manuel I) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Manuel I 22.1-9, p. 335 (Uncertain Greek Mint: Type A (Light Standard))
Description
Coin clipped down into uneven hexagon with one rounded segment.
Preservation comment
Wear: G. Edge snapped at obverse lower right; extensive, minute pitting and scratching. Small patch of white bronze disease on reverse bottom.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 77, no. 1198 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
half-tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
16.0
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.09
Obverse Description
Cruciform monogram of emperor; all within thin beaded border
Obverse Inscription
Μ | Δ - Π – [Κ | Λ] (large, somewhat uneven letters)
Reverse Description
Facing bust of emperor, [crowned], wearing stemma, divitision, collarpiece with [six] jewels, and panelled loros, holding labarum on long staff in right hand and [globus cruciger] in left hand; all within thin beaded border (traces)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 537 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of Manuel I).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0537>