Co 895 (Middle Byzantine 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 (15), p. 271, pl. VI (Thessalonica Type A)
Description
Clipped down into uneven and vague hexagon, with several segments rounded.
Preservation comment
Wear: aG. Slightly nicked edge; somewhat extensive, moderate pitting to cratering; large areas of flaking on both faces. Wide areas of bluish green bronze disease across both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1229 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Byzantine“)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
18.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.35
Obverse Description
Facing half-length figure of bearded Christ, nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion and holding open Gospels in left hand; all within thin band border
Obverse Inscription
[ΙⲤ] - Χ[Ⲥ]
Reverse Description
Facing half-length figure of emperor, crowned, wearing stemma, divitision, and [loros] and holding [labarum in right hand and] globus cruciger in left hand; all within thin band border (traces)
Reverse Inscription
[ΙⲰ ΔⲈⲤΠ?]ΟΤΗ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Jesus Christ (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 895 (Middle Byzantine 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/co0895>