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Umur Beg (Aydin), Silver, Gigliato, Selçuk/Theologos, 1344-1348

 
 

Obverse

Western-style figure of ruler seated on throne holding lis-tipped scepter in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand. Cross on breast. Throne decorated with a lion head on each side.

OΕΤQUΕ[FITINTH]ΕOLOG[OS]

Reverse

Cross fleuree with lis in each quarter.

DΕHDTOIΕIUSDΕ[MLOC]I

Obverse

Western-style figure of ruler seated on throne holding lis-tipped scepter in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand. Cross on breast. Throne decorated with a lion head on each side.

OΕΤQUΕ[FITINTH]ΕOLOG[OS]

Reverse

Cross fleuree with lis in each quarter.

DΕHDTOIΕIUSDΕ[MLOC]I

Accession number BZC.2015.008
Ruler Umur Beg (Aydin)
Date of Reign 1334–1348
Metal Silver
Denomination Gigliato
Mint Selçuk/Theologos
Date 13441348
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

See P. Grierson “Le gillat ou carlin de Naples-Provence: Le rayonnement de son type monétaire, 52, and G. Schlumberger, Numismatique de l’Orient latin, 485–87, plate XVIII, 15.

Minted in Theologos (Ephesus) near modern day Selçuk. The inscription reads: “Moneta quae fit in Theologos/De mandato domini ejusdem loci (Coin which is made in Theologos/By order of the Lord of this place).

Acquisition History

From Classical Numismatic Group Auction 99, 13 May 2015, no. 959, from the Michael Joffre Collection