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Arab-Byzantine Authority, Copper, Fals, Damascus, 660-680

 
 

Obverse

Standing imperial figure in robe with herringbone design holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand. Falcon over letter T in left field, Λ|Ε|Ο in right field.

Reverse

M with above, |N|O in left field, X||II in right field, and  and step below.

Exergue

ΔM

Obverse

Standing imperial figure in robe with herringbone design holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand. Falcon over letter T in left field, Λ|Ε|Ο in right field.

Reverse

M with above, |N|O in left field, X||II in right field, and  and step below.

Exergue

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Accession number BZC.2004.31
Catalogue ID Foss 132, no. 49
Ruler Arab-Byzantine Authority
Metal Copper
Denomination Fals
Mint Damascus
Date 660680
Diameter 18.0 mm
Weight 5.23 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

C. Foss, Arab-Byzantine Coins: An Introduction, with a Catalogue of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, 132, no. 49 (and pp. 45–46 for discussion of types in this series minted at Damascus).

Acquisition History

From Baldwin's Islamic Auction, no. 9, 5 December 2004, lot 3059, from P. Pavlou collection