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

 
 

Obverse

St. Demetrios seated with sword on knees. O|AΓ|C in left field and T 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. Five (of seven) stars visible in field.

Obverse

St. Demetrios seated with sword on knees. O|AΓ|C in left field and T 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. Five (of seven) stars visible in field.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.55
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 11.0 x 21.0 mm
Weight 1.9 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

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

Commentary

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, above the inscription, a Γ, the top of a spear, and the nimbate head on St. Demetrios can be seen. On the reverse, to the left of the emperor the base of a patriarchal cross and the emperor’s robes are visible.”

LPC 238, no. 7.

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

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 18G (with note on undertype at p. 150).

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 327, no. 56 (type Q).

Acquisition History

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