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Maurice, Copper, Follis, Kyzikos, 601/602

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Maurice wearing loros and crown with cross. Akakia in right hand, eagle scepter in left hand, possibly with cross above.

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Reverse

with Christogram () above, B below, |N|N|O in left field, and X|X in right field.

Exergue

KYZ

Obverse

Frontal bust of Maurice wearing loros and crown with cross. Akakia in right hand, eagle scepter in left hand, possibly with cross above.

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Reverse

with Christogram () above, B below, |N|N|O in left field, and X|X in right field.

Exergue

KYZ

Accession number BZC.1972.39
Ruler Maurice
Date of Reign 582–602
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Kyzikos
Date 601/602
Diameter 31.0 mm
Weight 11.44 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 1:333, no.134b (B instead of ). This coin is probably overstruck on a larger follis of Justinian. Note the traces of letters on the reverse border at 2h and the polygonal clipping of the flan.

MIBEC 156, no. 86Da or 86Db (variant; the inscription’s caesura is not attested in MIBEC).

Acquisition History

From J. Schulman, list 203, no. 541, 5 December 1972