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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

Unclear.

Obverse

Virgin orans standing.

Symbol

Two stars in left and right fields.

Reverse

Unclear.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.29
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 20.0 mm
Weight 1.52 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

Uncertain

Commentary

Shea notes that this coin is an overstrike, but too worn to identify the earlier type.

LPC 236, no. 4.

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

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

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 321, no. 19 (type L) (illustrated as 322, no. 23).

Acquisition History

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