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

 
 

Obverse

Virgin orans standing.

Symbol

Two stars in left and right fields.

Reverse

Emperor standing, wearing crown and chlamys, holding akakia in right hand and left hand on hip, and being blessed by small nimbate figure in upper right field. 

Symbol

in lower right field.

Obverse

Virgin orans standing.

Symbol

Two stars in left and right fields.

Reverse

Emperor standing, wearing crown and chlamys, holding akakia in right hand and left hand on hip, and being blessed by small nimbate figure in upper right field. 

Symbol

in lower right field.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.26
Catalogue ID DOC 5.2: plate 51, no. 921
Ruler Andronikos III Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1328–1341
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Thessalonike
Date 13281341
Diameter 17.0 mm
Weight 1.38 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

LPC 236, no. 4.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 13c.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 13C.

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 321, no. 16 (type L) (illustrated as no. 20).

Acquisition History

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