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

 
 

Obverse

IOS-DESPOTVS around castle.

Reverse

DE-ARTA-CASTRV around cross.

Obverse

IOS-DESPOTVS around castle.

Reverse

DE-ARTA-CASTRV around cross.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.70
Ruler John II Orsini (Epiros)
Date of Reign 1323–1335
Metal Billon
Denomination Denier Tournois
Mint Arta
Date 13231335
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 0.97 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

Shea notes: The coin is badly worn, possible cross to the left of the castle and an indeterminable feature to the right. IOB 2” in J. Baker’s classification.

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

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 329, no. 70.

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

G. Schlumberger, Numismatique de l’Orient latin, plate 73, no. 16.

Acquisition History

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