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Andronikos III Palaiologos, Copper, Assarion, Thessalonike, 1328-1341

 
 

Obverse

Palaiologan monogram.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing in arched doorway and holding globus cruciger in left hand.

Obverse

Palaiologan monogram.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing in arched doorway and holding globus cruciger in left hand.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.12
Catalogue ID as DOC 5.2: plate 51, no. 933
Ruler Andronikos III Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1328–1341
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Thessalonike
Date 13281341
Diameter 17.0 mm
Weight 1.7 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

The coin has been double-struck.

LPC 240, no. 12.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 17.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 10.

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 320, no. 12 (type J).

Acquisition History

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