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Alexios I Komnenos, Copper, Half Tetarteron, Thessalonike, 1092-1118

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Virgin, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion. Christ medallion in left hand. To left and right, ̅ ΘV̅.

Reverse

Frontal bust of Alexios I Komnenos wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type. Jeweled scepter in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand.

Obverse

Frontal bust of Virgin, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion. Christ medallion in left hand. To left and right, ̅ ΘV̅.

Reverse

Frontal bust of Alexios I Komnenos wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type. Jeweled scepter in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand.

Accession number BZC.2006.34
Catalogue ID as DOC 4.1:240, no. 44
Ruler Alexios I Komnenos
Date of Reign 1081–1118
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Tetarteron
Mint Thessalonike
Date 10921118
Diameter 14.0 x 16.0 mm
Weight 1.42 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

According to a note from Peter Donald on the coin’s ticket, “this type [of coin is] seemingly only found in Cyprus.”

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin's stock, 19 October 2006, found in Cyprus