Co 878 (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 18.1-23, pp. 329–331, pl. XVI (Thessalonica Type A (Heavy Standard))
Description
Coin clipped down into uneven hexagon, with one long segment rounded. Reverse struck weakly or with worn die.
Published as
Wear: VF. Slight chipping and contiguous cracking along edge; sparse pitting; wide areas of differential attrition on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 78, 92, no. 1226 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Byzantine”)
Axis (1-12
10
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
20.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.9
Obverse Description
Facing half-length figure of beardless St. George, nimbate, [wearing tunic, cuirass, and sagion]and carrying shield in left hand and spear in right hand; all within dotted border (traces)
Obverse Inscription
[Ο | Γ|Ⲉ|ⲰΡ]-Γ|Ι|Ο|Ⲥ (ⲰΡ in ligatura)
Reverse Description
Facing half-length, bearded figure of emperor facing wearing stemma, divitision, collarpiece with five jewels, and jeweled loros, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand; all within dotted border
Reverse Inscription
MANǒ-[ΗΛ ΔⲈⲤΠΟΤ?]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 878 (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/co0878>