Co 1108 (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)
Description
Clipped down into uneven pentagon or hexagon with rounded segments.
Preservation comment
Wear: aG. Extensive, moderate pitting to cratering with slight, sparse fissuring and flaking.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1231 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain Byzantine“)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
17.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.51
Obverse Description
Half-length bust of Alexios facing, crowned, wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros, holding globus cruciger in left hand and scepter cruciger in right hand
Obverse Inscription
ΤⲰ Κ[-Ο-ΜΗΝ]
Reverse Description
Jeweled, radiate cross [on two steps with globule flanked by two pellets at end of each arm; all within narrow beaded border]
Reverse Inscription
In angles, Ϲ – Φ | [ΑΛ] – Δ
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1108 (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/co1108>