Co 1214 (Late Roman bronze coin of Theodosius I from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
RIC IX, Thessalonica 61a, p. 186
Label or tag text
same hoard as A 1887
Preservation comment
Wear: G. Roughly 25% snapped off from obverse bottom left; extensive, slight pitting and sparse fissuring to cracking. Faint incipient pale blue bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 61, no. 958 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Late Roman/Early Byzantine“)
Axis (1-12
4
Has denomination
AE3
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
14.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.29
Obverse Description
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
[D N] THEODO-[SIVS P F AVG]
Reverse Description
Emperor standing to left on ship, holding phoenix on globe with right hand and standard with left hand, stepping on captive in prow, with Victory in stern
Reverse Inscription
[VIR]TVS - A[VGGG]; to left, A (traces); in exergue, TES
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Marine Activities
Has visual motif (depicts)
Mythological Animal (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Nike/Victoria (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1214 (Late Roman bronze coin of Theodosius 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/co1214>