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Constantine Asen (Tich), Copper, Stamenon, Uncertain Mint, 1257-1277

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion. Right hand raised in benediction. Holds Gospels in left. To left and right, ΙΣ ΧΣ.

 

Symbol

Cross in left and right fields.

Reverse

Full-length figure of Constantine Asen (Tich) wearing stemma, divitision, and paneled loros of traditional type. Labarum-headed scepter in right hand, globus in left hand. Inscription in left field not legible. Monogram for tsar () in upper right field and A below.

Obverse

Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion. Right hand raised in benediction. Holds Gospels in left. To left and right, ΙΣ ΧΣ.

 

Symbol

Cross in left and right fields.

Reverse

Full-length figure of Constantine Asen (Tich) wearing stemma, divitision, and paneled loros of traditional type. Labarum-headed scepter in right hand, globus in left hand. Inscription in left field not legible. Monogram for tsar () in upper right field and A below.

Accession number BZC.2003.2
Catalogue ID as DOC 4.2:646, no. (1)
Ruler Constantine Asen (Tich)
Date of Reign 1257–1277
Metal Copper
Denomination Stamenon
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 12571277
Diameter 25.0 mm
Weight 2.75 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

The mint may be Turnovo.

Acquisition History

From S. Bendall, February 2003