Co 902 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Alexios I from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Alexios 40a, pp. 236–238 (Thessalonica Fourth Coinage)
Preservation comment
Wear: aVF. Slight nicking around edge; slight, sparse scratching. Small patches of incipient white to pale blue bronze corrosion.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 76, 91-92, no. 1187 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
18.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.64
Obverse Description
Facing bust of emperor, wearing diadem, divitision, and traditional jeweled loros, holding scepter cruciger in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand
Obverse Inscription
Τ]Ⲱ [Κ-Ο-ΜΝΗ]
Reverse Description
Jeweled, radiate cross [on two steps] with one globule flanked by two pellets at end of each arm
Reverse Inscription
In angles of cross, Ⲥ – Φ | ΑΛ – Δ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 902 (Middle Byzantine tetarteron of Alexios 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/co0902>