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Andronikos II Palaiologos, Copper, Assarion, Thessalonike, 1282-1328

 
 

Obverse

Uncertain.

Reverse

Emperor standing and holding scepter cruciger in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand. Manus Dei in upper right field.

Symbol

Two six-pointed stars in left field.

Obverse

Uncertain.

Reverse

Emperor standing and holding scepter cruciger in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand. Manus Dei in upper right field.

Symbol

Two six-pointed stars in left field.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.10
Catalogue ID as DOC 5.2: plate 46, nos. 811–15
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1282–1328
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Thessalonike
Date 12821328
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 1.43 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup
Undertype

Trachy of Andronikos II (LPC 204, no. 2  = DOC 5.2: plate 46, nos. 825–32)

Commentary

Shea notes: “This coin is overstruck on a trachy of Andronikos II. On the obverse it is possible to see traces of two standing figures, the emperor to the right, facing left, holding a scepter cruciger in his right hand, and the Virgin to the left, blessing the emperor. Star between, in lower field.”

LPC 212, no. 14.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 4b.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 9B (with note on undertype at p. 147).

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 318, no. 3 (type C).

Acquisition History

From S. Bendall, 19 July 2007. From Longuet’s “Salonica Hoard.”