Ο θησαυρός "Ιωαννίνων" άσπρων τραχέωνPart of : Αρχαιολογικά ανάλεκτα εξ Αθηνών ; Vol.XXXII-XXXIV, 1999, pages 237-250
The “Ioannina"/? Billon trachea hoard
The author of the present article attempts a comprehensive presentation of the hoard known conventionally as the “Ioannina” hoard, the date of whose discovery is unknown (cf. I. To u r a t sog lou, ADelt 36 (1981), Meletes, p. 210 and 214; DOC, V, 1, p. 13 and 117-118). He then essays a comparative review of the composition of all the known hoards from Epiros that were concealed at the same time as the hoard under examination, in the period after 1261. At the same time, the author uses the numismatic iconography, the data provided by the hoards, and the evidence of stray-finds as a basis from which to investigate the problem of the date of the various issues of billon trachea of Michael VIII Palaeologos. He then attempts their attribution either to the period before 1261 or to the emperor’s reign after the recapture of Constantinople.The reasons for the almost simultaneous concealment of hoards containing coins of Michael VIII Palaeologos in the territory of the “Despotate” of Epiros (the only groups in the region during the period after the recapture of Constantinople containing trachea issued by the dynasty) are to be sought in the reaction to the public acceptance of the unification of the Churches, concluded at the Council of Lyon (1274).
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