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John II Orsini (Epiros), Billon, Denier Tournois, Arta, 1323-1335

 
 

Obverse

IOS-DESPOTVS around castle.

Reverse

ARTA-CASTRV around cross.

Obverse

IOS-DESPOTVS around castle.

Reverse

ARTA-CASTRV around cross.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.67
Ruler John II Orsini (Epiros)
Date of Reign 1323–1335
Metal Billon
Denomination Denier Tournois
Mint Arta
Date 13231335
Diameter 15.0 mm
Weight 0.52 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Shea notes: “This coins is possibly of IOA type” in J. Baker’s classification, since “a circle is visible on the right of the castle.”

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 26.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 24A.

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 329, no. 67.

J. Baker, “Coinage, Monetary Policy and Monetary Economy in Greece, 1204–ca. 1350,” 310.

G. Schlumberger, Numismatique de l’Orient latin, plate 13, no. 16.

Acquisition History

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