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Andronikos III Palaiologos, Silver, Half Basilikon, Thessalonike, 1328-1341

 
 

Obverse

St. Demetrios nimbate and standing, wearing military costume and holding a spear. Left hand rests on shield. Garbled circular legend: ΛVIII (for Agios?) in left field, ...A· in right field.

Symbol

Lis in right field.

Reverse

At left, Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and wearing loros and crown. Hands raised in adoration of the nimbate Virgin, who stands at right. Blundered [ ]|P to left of Virgin and Θ̅|V to her right. Circular legend on left: HHIKC.

Obverse

St. Demetrios nimbate and standing, wearing military costume and holding a spear. Left hand rests on shield. Garbled circular legend: ΛVIII (for Agios?) in left field, ...A· in right field.

Symbol

Lis in right field.

Reverse

At left, Andronikos III Palaiologos standing and wearing loros and crown. Hands raised in adoration of the nimbate Virgin, who stands at right. Blundered [ ]|P to left of Virgin and Θ̅|V to her right. Circular legend on left: HHIKC.

Accession number BZC.2009.011
Ruler Andronikos III Palaiologos
Date of Reign 1328–1341
Metal Silver
Denomination Half Basilikon
Mint Thessalonike
Date 13281341
Diameter 17.0 mm
Weight 0.93 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

DOC 5.1, no. 868, and BZC.2006.15 are from better engraved dies with a clear legend. This issue is either later or from a different mint.

Acquisition History

From the Füeg Collection, Stack's sale NYC, 12 January 2009, lot 3341, from Rauch sale 63, 1999, lot 448