Co 891 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of John II from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV John II 16b.1-6, p. 272, pl. X (Thessalonica Type A)
Description
Coin clipped down into even heptagon.
Preservation comment
Wear: aF/G. Slight, sparse pitting and fissuring. Small areas of thin pink and pale blue bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1227 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Byzantine“)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
half-tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
16.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.88
Obverse Description
Facing full-length figure of bearded Christ, nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion and holding Gospels in left hand; all within narrow band border
Obverse Inscription
[IⲤ] – XⲤ
Reverse Description
Facing half-length figure of emperor, crowned, wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys and holding labarum scepter in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand; all within narrow band border
Reverse Inscription
ΙⲰ Δ[ⲈⲤΠΟ?]ΤΗⲤ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Jesus Christ (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 891 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of John II 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/co0891>