You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Coins/ Search the Catalogue/ John V Palaiologos, John VI Kantakouzenos, Silver, Basilikon, Uncertain Mint, 1347-1353

John V Palaiologos, John VI Kantakouzenos, Silver, Basilikon, Uncertain Mint, 1347-1353

 
 

Obverse

Christ in mandorla, blessing with his right hand and holding Gospel with his left hand.

UXB

Reverse

John V and John VI standing, wearing loros each holding a scepter cruciger and between them an akakia.

OΛO.ΛΠ-KNTKΠN

Obverse

Christ in mandorla, blessing with his right hand and holding Gospel with his left hand.

UXB

Reverse

John V and John VI standing, wearing loros each holding a scepter cruciger and between them an akakia.

OΛO.ΛΠ-KNTKΠN

Accession number BZC.1998.1
Ruler John V Palaiologos
John VI Kantakouzenos
Date of Reign 1347–1353
Metal Silver
Denomination Basilikon
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 13471353
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 1.5 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

The first specimen of this issue, in the Academy collection in Bucharest, was published by Dimitrijević (“La monnaie commune des empereurs Jean V Paléologue et Jean VI Cantacuzène”) and reproduced by Grierson (Byzantine Coins, 326, plate 83). The second one, published by Bendall in Numismatic Circular (“Another New Silver Basilikon of John V and VI, 1347–1352,” 102, fig. 2) was bought by Fleischmann (CF 67-a-03). An even cruder specimen appeared in Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 99, 12 May 2015, lot 886. According to Morrisson, therefore, there are at least four specimens of this type. 

Acquisition History

From Spink's Numismatic Circular, 1998