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

 
 

Obverse

Six-petaled flower.

Reverse

Michael IX, beardless, on left, holding scepter cruciger in right hand and akakia in left hand, crowned by bearded Andronikos II Palaiologos, holding scepter cruciger in left hand.

Obverse

Six-petaled flower.

Reverse

Michael IX, beardless, on left, holding scepter cruciger in right hand and akakia in left hand, crowned by bearded Andronikos II Palaiologos, holding scepter cruciger in left hand.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.2
Catalogue ID as DOC 5.2: plate 43, no. 765
Ruler Andronikos II Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1282–1328
Associated Authority Michael IX Palaiologos
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Thessalonike
Date 12821328
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 1.4 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

LPC 230, no. 5.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 20.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 2.

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 318, no. 2 (type B).

Acquisition History

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