Co 892 (Middle Byzantine bronze 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 14b.6, p. 271, pl. X (Thessalonica Type A)
Description
Coin clipped down into uneven octagon.
Preservation comment
Wear: aEF. Slight to moderate, sparse pitting and flaking growing to cratering; slight chipping along one edge.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1228 (R. Hohlfelder; identified as “Uncertain, Byzantine“)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
21.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
4.36
Obverse Description
Facing half-length figure of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holding Gospels in left hand and raising right hand in benediction; all within band border
Obverse Inscription
IⲤ – XⲤ
Reverse Inscription
Facing full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys, holding globus cruciger in left hand and jeweled scepter in right hand
Reverse Inscription
IⲰ - ΔⲈ-ⲤΠT
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 892 (Middle Byzantine bronze 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/co0892>