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John V Palaiologos, Copper, Assarion, Thessalonike, 1341-1391

 
 

Obverse

Winged archangel standing.

Reverse

At left, large standing figure of Andronikos III, bearded. At right, diminutive standing figure of John V. Each holds a scepter. Star in lower left field and upper right field.

Obverse

Winged archangel standing.

Reverse

At left, large standing figure of Andronikos III, bearded. At right, diminutive standing figure of John V. Each holds a scepter. Star in lower left field and upper right field.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.65
Catalogue ID as DOC 5.2: plate 62, no. 1191
Ruler John V Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1341–1391
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Thessalonike
Date 13411391
Diameter 17.0 mm
Weight 0.46 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

LPC 224, no. 1.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 25.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 22E.

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 329, no. 65 (type T).

Acquisition History

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