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

 
 

Obverse

IOS-DESPOTVS around castle.

Reverse

DE-ARTA-CASTRV between two circles around cross.

Obverse

IOS-DESPOTVS around castle.

Reverse

DE-ARTA-CASTRV between two circles around cross.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.69
Ruler John II Orsini (Epiros)
Date of Reign 1323–1335
Metal Billon
Denomination Denier Tournois
Mint Arta
Date 13231335
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 1.3 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

Unidentifiable 

Commentary

Shea notes: “Two circles to left of the castle. A cross composed of four dots to the right. IOB 2” in J. Baker’s classification. 

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 28.

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

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 329, no. 69.

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.”