Co 757 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Manuel I from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Manuel I 18, pp. 329-331 (Thessalonica Type A (Heavy Standard))
Preservation comment
Wear: aF/aG. Deep, irregular chipping and snapping all around edge, probably after clipping of coin, with contiguous cracking; extensive, slight pitting and scratching; wide areas of differential wear. Wispy incipient pale green bronze disease on both faces. Overall coin has lost much of its original size.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1223 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Byzantine“)
Axis (1-12
5
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
16.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.33
Obverse Description
Facing half-length of beardless St. George, nimbate, wearing tunic, [cuirass,] and sagion and carrying [shield in left hand and] spear in right hand
Obverse Description
Undertype: uncertain details over chest of figure
Obverse Inscription
[Ο | Γ|]Ⲉ|[ⲰΡ-Γ|Ι|Ο|Ⲥ] (ⲰΡ in ligatura)
Reverse Description
Facing half-length figure of [bearded] emperor, wearing [stemma, divitision,] collarpiece, and jeweled loros and holding labarum scepter in right hand [and globus cruciger in left hand]
Reverse Inscription
[ΜΑΝǒΗΛ - ΔΕⲤΠ] (traces to left)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 757 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Manuel 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/co0757>