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

 
 

Obverse

Uncertain. Traces of inscription.

Reverse

Traces of inscription around the edge. Cross in center.

Obverse

Uncertain. Traces of inscription.

Reverse

Traces of inscription around the edge. Cross in center.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.68
Ruler John II Orsini (Epiros)
Date of Reign 1323–1335
Metal Billon
Denomination Denier Tournois
Mint Arta
Date 13231335
Diameter 18.0 mm
Weight 0.46 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Bendall (p. 153) believed that the poor conditions and slight curve of this coin were the results of its being overstruck, but he could not identify any signs of this overstrike.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 27.

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

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 329, no. 68.

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

Acquisition History

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