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Michael VIII Palaiologos, Copper, Stamenon, Uncertain Mint, 1258-1282

 
 

Obverse

Voided cross with decorated ends and small diagonal cross at intersection. In angles, clockwise from top left:  - Δ - ; lower left quarter is obscure.

Reverse

Michael VIII Palaiologos standing, wearing loros with central panel. Labarum scepter in right hand, globus with patriarchal cross in left hand. Columnar inscription on left obscure except for large E|Π below.

Obverse

Voided cross with decorated ends and small diagonal cross at intersection. In angles, clockwise from top left:  - Δ - ; lower left quarter is obscure.

Reverse

Michael VIII Palaiologos standing, wearing loros with central panel. Labarum scepter in right hand, globus with patriarchal cross in left hand. Columnar inscription on left obscure except for large E|Π below.

Accession number BZC.2006.22
Catalogue ID as DOC 5.2: no. 193, plate 12
Ruler Michael VIII Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1259–1282
Metal Copper
Denomination Stamenon
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 12581282
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 2.3 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

The letters in the quarters of the cross on the obverse have led to a possible attribution to Philadelphia. This has not been confirmed by any other evidence. 

As DOC 5.2: no. 193, plate 12 (badly preserved).

Acquisition History

From Simon Bendall’s collection, 13 July 2006