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

 
 

Obverse

Fragments of frontal, nimbate bust.

Symbol

in left 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.

Obverse

Fragments of frontal, nimbate bust.

Symbol

in left 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.

Accession number BZC.2007.6.8
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 20.0 mm
Weight 1.72 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Cup

Commentary

Brockage on obverse. See the upside-down imprint of the standing emperor from reverse. 

LPC 240, no. 11.

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

S. Bendall, “Longuet’s Salonica Hoard Re-Examined,” no. 7B.

J. Shea, “Longuet’s ‘Salonica Hoard’ and the Mint of Thessalonike in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” 319, no. 8 (type F).

Acquisition History

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