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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B6537ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Andronikos III Palaiologos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Tornesi
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1328-1341
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  4.12
Axis (degrees):  180.00
BIRBI-B6537ADD.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Full-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, collar-piece and loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. hand globus cruciger. Reverse: Full-length figure of St. Demetrios, nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and chlamys; holds in r. hand spear and rests l. hand upon shield.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: A / N / Δ / NI / K… Δ / Є C / Π / O / T / I / I (Andronikos, despot) Reverse: O / A / ΓΙ / I ΔI / MI / TP / OC (Saint Demetrios)

Bibliography:  DOC V.2.887

2 Related People

Andronikos III Palaiologos
Byzantine
1297
1341
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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