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

 
 

Obverse

Frontal, nimbate bust.

Symbol

in left field and in right field.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and holding scepter cruciger in right hand.

Symbol

Star in upper left and right fields. in lower left field and in lower right field.

Obverse

Frontal, nimbate bust.

Symbol

in left field and in right field.

Reverse

Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and holding scepter cruciger in right hand.

Symbol

Star in upper left and right fields. in lower left field and in lower right field.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.7
Catalogue ID as DOC 5.2: plate 51, nos. 931–32
Ruler Andronikos III Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1328–1341
Metal Copper
Denomination Assarion
Mint Thessalonike
Date 13281341
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 1.95 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup
Undertype

DOC 5.2: plate 43, no. 770

Commentary

Shea notes: “This coin is overstruck on another of Andronikos II,” DOC 5.2: plate 43, no. 770. On the reverse “to the left of the emperor can be seen the head and shoulder of another emperor holding a long cross.”

LPC 240, no. 11.

H. Longuet, “Une trouvaille de monnaies des Paléologues,” no. 3a.

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 7A (with note on undertype at p. 147).

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 319, no. 7 (type F).

Acquisition History

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