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

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of saint wearing cuirass and sagion and holding sword in right hand.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and holding large labarum in right hand and scepter cruciger in left hand. || in left field.

Obverse

Frontal bust of saint wearing cuirass and sagion and holding sword in right hand.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and holding large labarum in right hand and scepter cruciger in left hand. || in left field.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.5
Ruler Andronikos III Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1328–1341
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Thessalonike
Date 13281341
Diameter 23.0 mm
Weight 1.7 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup
Undertype

See DOC 5.2: pl 43, no. 770

Commentary

Not in DOC. Shea notes that Longuet expanded the reverse inscription to Κ(ύριε) φ(ύλαττε) Ἀ(νδρόνικον), and that the letters are in reverse order.

LPC 240, no. 10.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 5.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 5.

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 319, no. 6 (type E).

Acquisition History

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