Co 892 (Middle Byzantine bronze tetarteron of John II) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Description
Flan clipped into irregular 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 Weight (grs.)
4.36
Obverse Description
Half-length figure of bearded and nimbate Christ facing, holding Gospels in left hand and raising right hand in benediction
Obverse Inscription
IⲤ – XⲤ
Reverse Inscription
Half-length figure of John standing facing, wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros, and sagion, holding globus cruciger in left hand and 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).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0892>