JOHN, COMNENUS - DUCAS
( 1237 - 1244 )
14. 36. 3Billon
Trachy Module 3 Mint of Thessalonica
Struck 1237 – 1242
Weight 0.39-1.03 g Diameter
11-18 mm Avg diameter
10-12 mm Die axis
– 180 ˚ Rarity
References: Petrich, p. 48-50, no. 202 – 208.
– 3 sp.Hendy
-; DOC IV
-; Sear -.
Notes: The reverse
of this type
is identical to the reverse
image of 11.1. It is herein described as an issue of John, Comnenus-Ducas and Thessaloniki mint, because the inscription
of the six known coins is quite clear - i¿an, and because the ruler is beardless.
It is possible (see the Penchev’s idea, Petrich, p. 67) that the mint of Thessaloniki may have minted this coin to imitate the common and well accepted Latin issue type
A, Module 3.
In terms of modularity, the type
occupies an intermediate position between the Module 3 and Module 4 – the three coins in Private collection
have die diameters respectively 12, 11 and 10 mm.