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

 
 

Obverse

Palaiologan monogram.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and holding patriarchal cross in right hand; left hand not visible.

Obverse

Palaiologan monogram.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and holding patriarchal cross in right hand; left hand not visible.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.57
Ruler Andronikos III Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1328–1341
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Thessalonike
Date 13281341
Diameter 11.0 x 19.0 mm
Weight 0.58 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

Denier tournois of John II Orsini

Commentary

This coin is struck over a denier tournois of John II Orsini.

No example of this type is in DOC or LPC. This coin is a mule between Bendall type 11/Shea type O (cf. BZC.2007.6.13–22), with a Palaiologan monogram on its obverse, and Bendall type 17/Shea type P (cf. BZC.2007.6.38–48), with standing emperor holding two patriarchal crosses on its reverse.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 16.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 19 (with note on undertype at p. 150).

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 324, no. 38 (type Mule B).

Acquisition History

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