You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Coins/ Search the Catalogue/ Alexios I Komnenos, Copper, Tetarteron Noummion, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 1081-1118

Alexios I Komnenos, Copper, Tetarteron Noummion, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 1081-1118

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Christ nimbate. One pellet in each arm of nimbus cross. Traces of inscription IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields.

Reverse

Jeweled radiate cross with at ends. In quarters, clockwise from top left: C, unclear, Λ, .

Obverse

Frontal bust of Christ nimbate. One pellet in each arm of nimbus cross. Traces of inscription IC̅ XC̅ in left and right fields.

Reverse

Jeweled radiate cross with at ends. In quarters, clockwise from top left: C, unclear, Λ, .

Accession number BZC.1960.88.5607
Ruler Alexios I Komnenos
Date of Reign 1081–1118
Metal Copper
Denomination Tetarteron Noummion
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 10811118
Diameter 17.0 mm
Weight 4.27 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is an imitative type of Alexios I Komnenos. See T. Bertelè, “Monete bizantine: Album con elenco descrittivo di monete bizantine (1222–1453): Note di studio personale,” 130 (this coin). Compare to Zervos, “A Barbarous Hybrid Tetarteron of the Time of Alexios I Komnenos” (this is probably from the same dies as his fig. 2). See also P. Papadopoulou, De l’unité à l’éclatement: La monnaie et son usage dans le monde byzantin (1092–1261),  2: no. 76.

Acquisition History

From the Bertelé collection (this coin came in with the rest of the coins in 1956 or 1960 but was not accessioned until July 2004)