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

 
 

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of nimbate military saint. Symbol in left field.

Reverse

Unclear.

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of nimbate military saint. Symbol in left field.

Reverse

Unclear.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.66
Ruler Andronikos III Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1328–1341
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Thessalonike
Date 13281341
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 1.2 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

Shea notes: “The reverse has signs of at least two earlier designs. Two borders are visible, and there are fragments of two standing figures.” This is still slightly cup-shaped, which may point to its belonging with earlier types in the hoard.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 24.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 23.

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 329, no. 66 (type U).

Acquisition History

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