Co 836 (Middle Byzantine follis, Anonymous Class J) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIII Anonymous Folles J, pp. 700-701, pl. LXVIII
Description
Obverse struck ca. 35-40% off lower flan.
Preservation comment
Wear: F. Sparse nicking and one deep chip with crack at reverse axis 3-4; slight, sparse pitting; extensive delaminating flakes. Incipient white bronze disease especially on reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1225 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Byzantine“)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
Follis
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
23.0
Numismatic Mint
Constantinople
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
3.73
Obverse Description
Facing bust of bearded Christ, surrounded by cruciform nimbus with dotted rays and one crescent each in upper angles, wearing tunic and himation [and holding book in left hand]
Obverse Description
Undertype (axis 6): uncertain inscription in several lines
Reverse Description
Cross pattée decorated with one globule and two small dots at end of each arm, with four globes surrounded by small dots in quadrants and two large crescents with dots below
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Jesus Christ (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 836 (Middle Byzantine follis, Anonymous Class J).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0836>