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Philippikos, Copper, Half Follis, Constantinople, 712/713

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Philippikos wearing loros. Globus cruciger in right hand, eagle-topped scepter in left hand. No inscription.

Reverse

Μ with cross above, |N|N|O in left field, faintly struck II in right field, and upside down Δ below.

 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Philippikos wearing loros. Globus cruciger in right hand, eagle-topped scepter in left hand. No inscription.

Reverse

Μ with cross above, |N|N|O in left field, faintly struck II in right field, and upside down Δ below.

 

Accession number BZC.1969.25.8
Ruler Philippikos
Date of Reign 711–713
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 712/713
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 2.22 g
Relation of Dies 1:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Grierson read the date letter as a possible Γ and concluded that the chronology of the reign would require revision. However, he admitted that the character is difficult to read because of overstriking.

Cf. DOC 2.2:670, no. 12 (dated I).

MIB 3:277, no. 22.

Acquisition History

Acquired from Henry Weller, 2 July 1969