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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.2111
Title
Copper Tetarteron, Anonymous or Uncertain Nicaean Issue, Magnesia
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
1227-1261(?) CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Magnesia ad Meandron (Ionia)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/182574
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Copper
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.16 g
Denomination
tetarteron
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Large "B" (backwards).
  • Reverse Inscription: None.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 4.2, 3.4 (p. 538)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.2111
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Letter B (backwards) decorated with three pellets each in l. and r. field (in < and > shapes).

Rev.: Full-length figure of emperor, seated upon throne with back; wears stemma, divitsion, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l., anexikakia.

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