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

 
 

Obverse

St. Demetrios seated with sword on knees. O|AΓ|IO in left field and Δ|.|H.|P in right field.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and holding a scepter cruciger in his left hand and a large lis in his right hand. Seven stars in field.

Obverse

St. Demetrios seated with sword on knees. O|AΓ|IO in left field and Δ|.|H.|P in right field.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and holding a scepter cruciger in his left hand and a large lis in his right hand. Seven stars in field.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.49
Catalogue ID as DOC 5.2: plate 51, no. 929
Ruler Andronikos III Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1328–1341
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Thessalonike
Date 13281341
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 1.61 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

LPC 238, no. 7.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 19a.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 18A.

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 326, no. 50 (type Q).

Acquisition History

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