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

 
 

Obverse

St. Demetrios seated with sword on knees. To right, Δ|H|H|T.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and holding a scepter cruciger in his left hand and a large lis in his right hand. Four (of seven) stars visible in field.

Obverse

St. Demetrios seated with sword on knees. To right, Δ|H|H|T.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and holding a scepter cruciger in his left hand and a large lis in his right hand. Four (of seven) stars visible in field.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.56
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 19.0 mm
Weight 0.69 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

Denier tournois of John II Orsini

Commentary

LPC 238, no. 7.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 18H (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. 57 (type Q).

Acquisition History

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