Co 1142 (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, pl. VII (Thessalonica Fourth Coinage)
Description
Coin clipped down into uneven hexagon.
Preservation comment
Wear: aG/VF. Extensive flaking delamination has removed most of reverse; fine, extensive pitting. Thin film of pink and pale green bronze disease especially reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 76, 91-92, no. 1188, pl. V (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
18.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.94
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] (traces)
Reverse Description
Jeweled, radiate cross on two steps with one globule flanked by two pellets at end of each arm; all within thin band border
Reverse Inscription
In angles, 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 1142 (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/co1142>