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

 
 

Obverse

St. Demetrios seated with sword on knees. O|Γ|IO in left field and Δ|M[ ]|H 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|Γ|IO in left field and Δ|M[ ]|H 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.2007.6.50
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 22.0 mm
Weight 1.76 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Cup
Undertype

Bendall type 17/Shea type P (cf. BZC.2007.6.38–48)

Commentary

This coin is slightly cup-shaped. 

This coin was struck over a coin of Bendall type 17/Shea type P (cf. BZC 2007.6.38–48). Shea notes: “On the obverse, to the left of the saint the base of a patriarchal cross and the emperor’s robes can be seen. The top of the same cross is visible above the head of the saint. On the reverse, the shield of St. Demetrios can be seen below the lis and the rings/scales of his armor are to the left of the lis.”

LPC 238, no. 7.

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

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

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 326, no. 51 (type Q).

Acquisition History

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